Funding body information

Gloucestershire County Council

Gloucestershire County Council
Shire Hall
Westgate Street
01452 425000

Point of contact:

Rachel Wright, Voluntary Sector Policy Manager, 01452 427615,
Active Together Team,
Children Activity Team,
Healthy Together Team,


Gloucestershire County Council has a range of services available to support Gloucestershire organisations. Currently there are three ways of accessing funding from us for your not-for-profit organisation.

Active Together Grant

A new grant scheme is encouraging more sport and physical activity projects across the county. The grant scheme is open to local community groups in each of the 53 county council electoral divisons in Gloucestershire. There is £40,000 of funding available in each county.

This grant scheme is available to not for profit organisations only. Applications need to be supported by your local councillor.

Application forms are available for download on the Gloucestershire County Council's website.
Please see the above link for further information on elegibility criteria and guidance.

Children's Activity Fund

A new grant scheme amis at increasing the range of activities and opportunities available to the children in the county. There is £5,000 available in each if the 53 county council electoral divisions in Gloucestershire.

Any community and non profit organisations or groups can apply, as long as the purpose of the grant benefits young people. Though open to all children and young people aged five to 18. The suggested focus of these activities is with the younger age group five to 12, because there are other Gloucestershire County Council funded district based positive activity programmes specifically for young people age 11 - 18.

Please note that applications must be supported by your local councellor.

Further guidance and application form are available for download on the Gloucestershire County Council's website.

Healthy Together Grant Fund

The Healthy Together scheme is based on grant funding of £10,000 per electoral division which is pooled, and used to support health and wellbeing priorities identified in each district area.

The Healthy Together Grant Fund is now closed.

Gloucestershire county council also run the Gloucestershire Association for Voluntary and Community Action which offers training and support for local volumtary associations. Further information is available on their website.

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:

External sources of funding

Useful organisations:

Gloucestershire Community Foundation

Due to cuts in funding Gloucestershire County Council has stopped running its previous grant schemes for community organisations.

The website has not been updated to reflect this, however the contact is very useful and happy to deal with enquiries and some small grants should still be available in specific areas.

Information is provided external funding opportunities on the website.

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