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To celebrate Garfield Weston Foundation’s 60th Anniversary and the vital role that role of volunteers and local charities play in their communities, they have launched an additional grants scheme that will be open to applications between 5th January and 30th June 2018, exclusively – the Weston Anniversary Fund. It is a capital grants scheme with a simple one step application process.

To find out if you are eligible to apply and how you go about doing so, please click here.


Sport England use National Lottery money to make grants of between £300 and £10,000 to local not-for-profit organisations with the aim of increasing participation in sport and physical activity.

For guidance information and to make an online application, you can go to the Small Grants web page by clicking here.


Groups who deliver activity that is accessible to children and families who live in Salford are eligible to apply for grants from this fund. Applications can be up to £5,000 and are assessed on a monthly basis. The activity delivered must increase the range and choice of activities for children with disabilities and their families.

More information can be found here.


Voluntary and community groups in Salford can apply to the Volunteer Expenses Fund for grants of up to £750 to help cover out of pocket expenses for volunteers. Costs such as childcare, protective clothing, travel and DBS checks can be covered.

The aim of the fund is to help promote a positive volunteering experience.

The grants are funded by NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and more details along with application forms can be found at the Salford CVS website.


Youth Music is the UK’s largest children’s music charity. Youth Music’s vision is tha the life-changing music-making opportunities is available to all children and young people. Grants are available to a range of organisations for music-making projects that increase the number of children and young people across England that have the opportunity to take part in high quality musical activities.

Registered charities and not-for-profit organisations as well as constituted community groups can apply for two types of grants; Fund A is for grants between £2,000 and £30,000 for projects lasting between 6 and 24months; Fund B supports grants of between £30,001 and £200,000 which last between 12 and 36 months.

Fund A deadline is in April, August and December. Fund B deadline is usually twice a year in May and December.

For more information phone 0207 902 1060 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Currently the charity is only offering grants of up to £10,000 which support the following causes – disadvantaged youth, supporting people with cancer and supporting young people with special needs. To apply, you must be a UK registered charity with an annual income of up to £750,000 and have reserves of less than 50% of annual turnover. There are no deadlines and the whole process can take up from 4 to 6 months, so make sure you apply well in advance of when the funds are needed. For more information visit the website –


This scheme seeks to support organisations who help young people who are vulnerable and at risk of becoming involved in crime. The scheme particularly wishes to fund projects that work with disadvantaged young people between the ages of 5 and 30, to ensure that they gain every possible chance to meet and fulfil their potential. Also, projects that address the social and economic problems faced by offenders and ex-offenders under the age of 30 and provide them with the support and training they need to return to education or employment. Registered UK charities can apply and priority is given to smaller organisations which offer direct services. Funding of up to £15,000 per year for one year is usually given. Application deadlines are 31st March, 31st July and 30th November. More information can be found here.


Grants are available to charitable and not-for-profit groups across the UK for projects that help to address community issues in areas of urban deprivation and social isolation and deprived rural areas. Applications must address one of the overarching themes of community support, disability and healthcare and arts, education and heritage. Application deadline is 31st March 2018 and more information on how to apply can be found here.


The Central Social & Recreational Trust provides grants to groups and organisations in England that help in the provision of facilities for recreation and other leisure time activities that help to benefit children and young people who are disadvantaged and under the age of 21 years. Grants of up to £1,000 are usually made.

You can find more information by clicking here.


The WREN Community Action Fund makes grants towards the provision, improvement or maintenance of village halls and community centres; public play areas, publicly available multi-use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks and sport and recreation grounds, including pavilions and clubhouses. The next deadline for applications is 14th March 2018. After that deadlines are 13th June, 12th September and 12th December 2018. For more information and to make an application please visit the website by clicking here.


The trust supports creative endeavor by sponsoring prizes and by offering financial support to organisations. The trust aims to advance the education of young people under the age of 25 in the arts. It provides awards to encourage and support the pursuit of creative and artistic achievement. And, the trust seeks to provide financial support to projects or workshops, which aim to develop creative interests and skills in young people.

Find out more information by visiting the website.

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