Funding body information

Thurrock Council

Civic Offices
New Road
RM17 6SL
01375 652652


Currently Thurrock Council do not appear to administer direct grants to voluntary organisations. Instead, the council provide information regarding external sources of funding from charitable organisations such as Lottery Funding, Rotary Club Funding etc. Please visit the council's Community Grants and Funding Page page for more information.

Small Grants

Grays Recreational and Charitable Trust can give from £10,000 to £12,000 a year to sports clubs and organisations in Thurrock to help more people play sport.

To apply for funds, email

Thurrock Arts Council, Thurrock Sports Council and Thurrock Scouts Council all have small grants available and contact details for these can be obtained from

Small Sparks Matching Funds offers funding for new one-off community projects run by groups or individuals. To find out more on the Thurrock CVS Small Sparks webpage.

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:

Previous grant schemes

Useful organisations:

Resources and support: Details of external funding sources, Thurrock CVS, and training and learning opportunities for voluntary sector groups.

Voluntary sector funding from Thurrock Council comes under the department of Community Development.

Full details are given in this section of the website including contact details and available grant schemes and information on the local compact and local area agreement.

Thurrock council were very helpful and informative in providing a clear picture of their voluntary sector funding, and were happy to contacted at any point in the future for further enquiries.

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