Sources of Funding

What funding is available?

Whilst the county council cannot do or fund everything it once did or would like to do, there is some funding available from the county council or other organisations in Staffordshire to support priority areas.

Some of them are ‘match-funding’, which means that they will match the money raised by the community or from other sources. Crowdfund Staffordshire is an online platform that can help you harness the power of the crowd and reach thousands of people interested in supporting good causes. It’s easy to set up your project on Crowdfund Staffordshire.

Did you know that 75% of people in Staffordshire regularly donate to good causes? It’s well worth getting started on Crowdfund Staffordshire to unlock the power of the crowd and make your ideas a reality. If you’re fundraising to do a project to help vulnerable children and families, you could get up to £5,000 to help.

  • The People Helping People Fund is a Staffordshire County Council fund. Each elected member of the county council has £2,500 a year to invest in community-run projects supporting people to do more to improve health and wellbeing, or help out children and families.
  • The National Lottery Community Fund provide grants and national funding programmes, including Awards for All, Reaching Communities England, as well as other National Lottery funders.
  • Many types of funding are available from partners and organisations across Staffordshire. Browse the funding listed on the  Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services (SCVYS) and the Support Staffordshire websites.
  • You can get advice on writing funding applications from Resource Centre and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.
  • Staffordshire Children and Families Fund - £5,000 for community projects using Crowdfund Staffordshire that support vulnerable families and children to avoid crisis.
  • In Tamworth - Grants are available from Tamworth Borough Council which include sports grants and grants for voluntary organisations grants.
  • Many types of funding available from partners and organisations across Staffordshire.‌
  • Stafford Borough Council Small Grants – Grants of up to £20,000 to help people increase their changes of finding work.‌
  •   We Love Lichfield - up to £1,000 for organisations who provide facilities or services for local people.‌
  •   The Connecting Communities Grant in Tamworth – Form £500 to £5,000 for projects supporting individuals, families and children in Tamworth.‌
  •   #iwill Fund – supporting projects that get young people involved in social action.
  • Community Paths Initiative - Matching funding of up to £2,000 for projects that support people’s use of the public right of way network in Staffordshire. Available to Parish or Town Councils, landowners, community or resident groups and interest groups. Find more information on the community paths initative web pages. 
  •   Rural Development Fund - providing small grants of up to £1000 to small rural community groups across Staffordshire and Stoke, where they have a specific need. 
  •   Envirogrant - Are you a community group that wants to improve your community and environment?  Thanks to our partnership with Veolia, grants of up to £1000 are available from September 2019. 
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