Funding Opportunities

Support from Community Foundation of Staffordshire during the Covid-19 Pandemic 

In response to the outbreak of Covid-19, the Community Foundation for Staffordshire has launched an appeal via JustGiving to raise funds that will enable them to support communities that have been severely affected by the pandemic. You can find more information and a full criteria on the grants that are currently available by clicking,6XOUD,WTA2EK,RW3JN,1

What funding is available??

The Community Foundation for Staffordshire will be awarding grants from the Covid-19 local appeal and the NET Coronavirus appeal to organisations supporting those communities that have been affected. They may also use the local fund to make available Emergency grants for individuals. The aim of the fund is to support organisations with the immediate and unexpected costs the COVID-19 virus has created. Organisations would need to be supporting members of the community in this first phase. Grants are not intended to replace loss of income but is more to help with the costs of providing a vital service.


Proceeds of Crime Fund

The commissioner’s Proceeds of Crime Fund offers grants of between £3,000 and £15,000 for projects which support local community safety partnership activity. The funding pot is made up of money seized from criminals as Staffordshire Police continue to strip offenders of their assets.

The fund is allocated in two rounds each year. Visit the Staffordshire Commissioner's website  to find out about the most recently funded projects.


People Power Fund 

The commissioner's People Power Fund sets out to empower local communities to find solutions to community safety problems in their area through small grants of between £100 and £3,000. 

The fund is allocated in two rounds each year. Visit the Staffordshire Commissioner's website  to find out about the most recently funded projects.


The Coalfields Community Investment Programme is still going strong and you could be eligible for up to £10,000 in funding



Barchester Charitable Foundation

Grants of between £200-£2,000 are available for projects where the focus is about connecting or re-connecting older people with others in their local community, and they support applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged. 

**  Barchester has a local Community Engagement Manager, and she is more than happy to chat to local groups who are considering making an application, so please let us know if you would like us to put you in touch?  **

For more information and to apply see the website.


Lichfield Coronavirus Support Fund

Grants of up to £1K are available for groups based in the Lichfield District to apply for here.


Staffordshire County Council COVID-19 Support Fund

Each County Councillor has up to £2,000 to allocate through the Covid Recovery Fund to support across three themes.  More info and a link to apply is here.


Southern Staffordshire Community Energy Fund

Grants of up to £2,000 are available across the districts of Lichfield & Cannock Chase towards projects which address carbon reduction, energy savings and wider issues of sustainability.

  1. Community Buildings in the Lichfield or Cannock Chase districts
  2. Projects that will benefit residents of the Lichfield or Cannock Chase districts

More information and how to apply here.


HS2 Community & Environment Fund

Available to local communities to help with the disruption that will be caused by the construction of Phase one of HS2 between London and the West Midlands.

This fund is managed by Groundwork, who also manage several other funds including Tesco Community Grants and Comic Relief Grants.  More information here:   


Persimmon Homes West Midlands - Community Champions Initiative 

Available to local community groups


Sport England 

Sport England have committed up to £210 million of funding to help the sport and physical activity sector through covid-19. They have four different funds available to apply for online.


The Prince's Trust Enterprise Relief Fund 

The Enterprise Relief Fund aims to help 18-30-year old entrepreneurs keep their businesses afloat during the COVID-19 crisis. The programme has a total budget of £5 million. The initiative offers flexible access to grants and tailored business support. Levels of individual grants have not been specified.


Magic Little Grants 2020 

The Postcode Community Trust and Local Giving are providing charities and community groups with the opportunity to apply for grants of up to £500. Magic Little Grants are currently accepting applications until 31 October 2020.


Tesco Community Grants 

Grants of up to £2000 are available, and are voted for by your local community.


Suez Communities Trust 

This funding is open to organisations that are run on a not-for-profit basis in England. This could include community groups, parish councils, charities, community interest companies, sports clubs, community associations, local authorities and voluntary organisations. Applications can be made to the Primary Fund for grants of up to £50,000, as long as the project has an overall cost of less than £100,000 and the Smaller Project Fund for grants of up to £20,000 as long as the project has an overall cost of less than £40,000.



For more information on other available funding have a look at the Support Staffordshire Website or get in touch if you’d like to talk about a specific funding search for your group.


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