Funding body information

Herefordshire Council

Herefordshire Council
Plough Lane
01432 260500

Point of contact:

Delegated Grants Team, 01432 260753,


The Delegated Grants and Programmes Team administers a number of grants to benefit the community, and voluntary organisations. The focus is on helping establish, develop and promote voluntary activity and community services across Herefordshire, supporting community cohesion and a sense of place.

The team are available to help VCS groups with their application forms and currently operates five grant schemes available for voluntary sector groups:

  • Community Building Grants; designed to assist in the development and improvement of community buildings throughout the county. (Please Note: this fund is currently under review).
  • Parish and Community Plan Grant; to undertake a Parish or Community Plan in your area.
  • Youth Opportunity and Capital Fund; allows young people between 13-19 years old to apply for funding to develop projects that increase the number of 'places to go and things to do'.
  • Community Pride Scheme; a small fund to help local community groups in Herefordshire bring ideas and projects to life for the benefit of Herefordshire citizens.
  • Community Projects Grant; for a wide variety of projects providing they support community and economic activities in Herefordshire.

For further information on all of these schemes, including grant limits, contact details and application forms, please visit the council's website on the following link: Delegated Grants and Programmes (Community Grants).

Public Green Spaces Community Grant Scheme

Herefordshire Council has re-launched its funding programme for community green spaces which helps local community groups maintain and enhance the county's green spaces. The council offers small grants up to £750 to local community organisations involved in promoting the benefits of an healthy lifestyle.

Please note that the deadline for all applications is Friday 10 July 2015.

Further guidance and information about elegibility criteria are available here.

Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant Scheme

The Community Covenant Grant Scheme was set up to support the Armed Forces Community Covenant with the aim of funding local projects which will strengthen relations between members of the Armed Forces Community and the wider community in which they live.

June 2015 - The Armed force community Covenant Grant Scheme is currently being revised and relaunched. For further details, please visit the council's 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:

The Hereford Partnership: Information on strategic partnerships and Local Area Agreement

Useful organisations:

Herefordshire Voluntary Action

Herefordshire Community Foundation

The council website is easy to navigate, with comprehensive information about each fund.

There is a specific page for voluntary sector funding, with links to all the available schemes. Unfortunately some of the schemes advertised have now closed, however this is well-publicised on the website and full contact details are given, as well as application forms, guidance notes, grant limits, eligibility criteria and brief summaries of each scheme.

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