Funding body information

West Berkshire County Council

West Berkshire Council
Council Offices
Market Street
West Berkshire
RG14 5LD
01635 42400

Point of contact:

Jo Naylor, Principal Policy Officer (Community Planning), 01635 503 019,


West Berkshire Council has dedicated pages for 'Finding Funding for Community Plans' and 'Grants for Voluntary Organisations.'

Both pages refer users to 'Find Me a Grant,' 'Local Giving' and 'Grantfinder.' Direct links to external funding sources e.g. Empowering West Berkshire and Berkshire Community Foundation are also featured.

The concil offers a service, whereby users can request a sporting, voluntary or cultural project funding search at the following link.

Parish Plan Grant

The Council has agreed a capital budget for spending on small capital projects that appear as priorities in Community Plans. West Berkshire Council is committed to supporting actions in Community Plans as an important part of the community planning process. The funding is for capital costs not revenue – for example, the purchase of goods and equipment (but not revenue such as fees, salaries and installation costs).

Applicants must have access to at least 15% of the total cost from other sources either in cash or in-kind and demonstrate where this is being sourced from on the application form. Applications may be for a minimum of £50 and a maximum of £5,000.

Further information can be found on the dedicated 'Parish Plan Grant' page, however before you submit your application, please discuss the application informally with Jo Naylor, Principal Policy Officer (Community Planning) at West Berkshire Council on 01635 503 019

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:

Voluntary Sector Funding from West Berkshire Council

Useful organisations:

Volunteer Centre West Berkshire:

The councilwebsite does not have a specific voluntary sector unit or grants and funding page, however full details of their grants schemes can be found at the Greenham Common Trust website.

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