Funding body information

Derby City Council

Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
01332 293111

Point of contact:

Voluntary Sector Team, 01332 642753,


Derby City Council details current grant aid opportunities for the voluntary and community sector on its 'Voluntary Organisations Funding' page.

Together with Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group, the Council conducted a consultation on updating the outcomes for Voluntary Sector grant funded services. Further information is available in the Committee Meeting Information System.

Currently, the Council is considering a grant funding bid programme in 2015, however the date is yet to be confirmed. Further details will be provided on Community Action Derby's website and newsletter.

Neighbourhood Board funding is available for community organisations who want to address local priorities. Contact the Neighborhood team to find out more about the Neighbourhood Board in your area, what grant aid is available and to receive an application form.

Additionally, you may wish to contact Community Action Derby, who are funded by the Council to provide information on funding opportunities for local organisations.

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:

Grant Funding webpage

Useful organisations:

Derby Community Foundation

Derby CVS

The council website is very easy to use, with information on voluntary and community sector support located in the 'Community and Living' section under the heading, 'Voluntary Organisations'.

Full information is given here on all the grant programmes running within the council, including an excellent downloadable guide.

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