Grant funding opportunities

Grant funding opportunities and information for groups in Uttlesford.

This information has been put together by the Council for Voluntary Services (CVSU) in conjunction with Uttlesford District Council to assist groups and organisations within Uttlesford who may be looking at sourcing local funding opportunities. Funding Opportunities in Uttlesford booklet front cover with image of a group of volunteers joining hands
 

SAPCF logo featuring a white spiral on a green background surrounded by textStansted Airport Passenger Community Fund

This fund donates money (up to a maximum £1,000) to local causes within a 20 mile radius of Stansted Airport. The funds are donated by passengers who place spare coins and foreign currency in the money spinners placed around the airport.

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SACT logoStansted Airport Community Trust

This supports capital projects which protect, enhance the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of the community within a 10 mile radius of Stansted Airport, and often support local sports clubs (up to a maximum of £2,000). For more details email cllr.susan.barker@essex.gov.uk or call 01245 231250

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Uttlesford green "It's our community" logo with rural sceneUttlesford District Council grants

 Uttlesford District Council distributes grants to local community projects, enabling clubs, local councils or organisations to build facilities, pay for training, carry out renovations, or complete countless other projects. The council administers four different types of grant: · Community Project Grants · Leisure and Culture Grants · Sports Project Grants · Ward Members Initiative Grant

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EALC logo featuring 3 sabresSupporting Essex Communities - Local Services Fund

The aim of this Essex County Council fund is to provide revenue and other grants to parish/town councils and other local community organisations to undertake single activity or ongoing services to satisfy locally determined community benefit or enhancement. For more details contact Louise Gambardella on 01371 879722 or visit the website.

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ECF logoEssex Community Foundation

The Essex Community Foundation (ECF) currently manages over 140 funds which in turn supports a wide range of voluntary or community projects. The foundation can give up to £10,000 (over one year) for any project. The average given is £3,500. Call 01245 355947 or visit the website for more information.

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EMF logo featuring a yellow flower in circular textEssex Millennium Fund

The Essex Millennium Fund awards grants to voluntary organisations in four priority areas: · Carers · Community support · Enhancing the environment · Young people

Applications should be made through the Essex Community Foundation. Call 01245 355947 or visit the website for more information.

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ECF logoEssex County Council Chairman's Fund

The Chairman's Fund supports projects which enrich the lives of young people in their local communities through activities exploring arts, culture and heritage.

Applications should be made through the Essex Community Foundation. Call 01245 355947 or visit the website for more information.

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ECF logoSaffron Community Fund

This fund supports local projects through grants which are distributed annually.

Applications should be made through the Essex Community Foundation. Call 01245 355947 or visit the website for more information.

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ECF logoCommunity Initiatives Fund

The Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) is a small grants scheme designed to fund community projects that: · create, procure or develop new community assets · enhance existing community assets · enhance or develop initiatives that strengthen a community.

Applications should be made through the Essex Community Foundation. Call 01245 355947 or visit the website for more information.

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The Essex Lottery fund logo featuring red and blue hands joinedEssex Lottery

The Essex Lottery is a fun and effective way for your good cause to raise funds. Joining is easy and FREE. Send your supporters to your own Essex Lottery page and collect 50% of all ticket sales made.

Call 0300 3023232 or e-mail support@essexlottery.co.uk

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Active Essex logoActive Essex

Active Essex has a sports funding section which is a good place to start looking for funding.

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The Essex Crowd text logoThe Essex Crowd - crowdfund your ideas for your community

The Essex Crowd is a new crowdfunding platform where you can share your community idea and offer neighbours, local businesses and other interested parties the opportunity to pledge their support to make your idea a reality. Ideas can range from a local festival or event, a project to bring disused buildings or open spaces back to life, to Christmas lights for your town or village - so upload your idea today.

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Jack Petchey Foundation logo with geometric image of a person moving forwardJack Petchey Foundation - Small Grant

The Jack Petchey Foundation makes grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged between 11 and 25. Funding of up to £750 is now available under the small grants programme to organisations and schools running the Achievement Award scheme, to enhance their work with young people.

Call 020 8252 8000 for details or visit the website.

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Additional resources

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