Funding body information

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council

Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Council
Town Hall
St Ives Road
01628 683800

Point of contact:

Grants Administrator, 01628 796251,


Quarterly Grant Funding

Voluntary organisations may apply for grant funding to a maximum of £1,000 towards running costs, transport, administration, premises hire, one-off events, staffing costs and training under the Revenue or Kidwells grants criteria.

The Council offers three categories of grant:

  • Revenue Grants - Grants made towards an organisation's annual running expenses.
  • Capital Grants - Grants made towards capital schemes e.g. the acquistion of land, the construction/extension /improvement of builidngs/ or the purchase of new and improved facilities. Grants will be considered for up to £25,000. Please note that capital projects can only be funded up to a maximum of 66 % of the total project cost. Applications can be made at any time during the financial year. There is no minimum level of
  • Kidwells Park Trust Grants - Grants towards providing facilities for recreation, aimed particularly at increasing cultural activity. Applications can be made at any time during the financial year. There is no minimum level of

The deadline for the receipt of quarterly application forms is 11 August 2015.

Further information can be found on the Council's dedicated 'Grants' page.

Application forms can be downloaded through the following links: Quarterly Revenue Funding and Quarterly Capital Funding.

RBWM '3' Community Grassroots Grant Fund

The aim of the RBWM / '3' Community Grassroots Fund is to provide grant funding to small voluntary and community groups and organisations in the Windsor and Maidenhead area, enabling them to continue or expand their work, including advocacy, community voice and service provision.

Grants are available between £1,000 to a maximum award of £10,000.

Any organisation operating within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and established for charitable purposes can apply, provided there is a formal structure which will allow for monitoring of activity. The Fund seeks applications primarily from groups working with young people. Examples include homework clubs, skills development and activities relating to the prevention of crime, counselling, mentoring or volunteering, youth clubs, arts, culture or the environment. Further information is available on the Berkshire Community Foundation website.

The deadline for applications is 23rd October 2015.

Further information can be found on the Berkshire Community Foundation Website or by contacting / 0118 930 3021

The Prince Philip Trust Fund for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

The objects of this registered charity are:

  • The provision, in the interests of social welfare, of facilities for the recreation and leisure time occupation of the inhabitants of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (the area of benefit) with the object of improving their conditions of life.
  • The advancement of the education of young people in the area of benefit, in particular, but not exclusively, in the field of voluntary service.
  • The advancement of public education in the arts, literature and science in the area of benefit.
  • To or for such other charitable purposes, in the area of benefit, as the Trustees shall decide.

The Trustees of the Prince Philip Trust Fund meet twice a year, usually in April and November, when they consider applications for financial support to individuals and organisations with projects that meet the criteria set out in the Trust's objects.

Information on how to apply can be found on the dedicated 'Applications' page. Further details can be discussed with Kevin McGarry, M.V.O at

Many local authorities are now moving away from grant-making and beginning to use commissioning as a way to distribute funding to the third sector. Local commissioners can be difficult to find and identify, however NAVCA have created a guide that may help: 'Finding your Commissioner'

Voluntary Sector Funding Pages:

Grants to Voluntary Organisations: also includes links to arts funding, sports grants and other locally administered grant schemes

Useful organisations:

Windsor and Maidenhead Voluntary Action

This website has a specific page for voluntary sector funding that is clear and easy to use, with full information on all of the grant schemes it administers, including supporting documents such as grant application forms and grant guidance notes.

The page was easy to find and clearly signposted under the Community and Living section.

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