Funding body information

Worcestershire County Council

Worcestershire County Council
County Hall
Spetchley Road
01905 763763

Point of contact:

Suzy James, VCS Unit Co-ordinator, 01905 728 650/766885,


Changing Futures Fund

Worcestershire County Council administers a grants programme called the Changing Futures Fund , which provides money to voluntary and community sector groups. The Changing Futures Fund is designed to strengthen and develop VCS organisations to help achieve a prosperous Worcestershire. The council has four key areas of focus which are:

  • open for business
  • children and families
  • environment
  • health and well-being.

The application form for the Changing Futures Fund can be downloaded here.

For more information on previous funding schemes and the Worcestershire County Council voluntary sector unit, visit the following link: Community and Volunteering

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

This website has a specific voluntary sector page, with up-to-date information on all grant schemes and additional information on the local compact, local area agreement and a useful links page with details of external funding opportunities. This page is also maintained very well with consistent updates. This section is now well sign-posted from the homepage.

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