Funding body information

Nottinghamshire County Council

Nottinghamshire County Council
County Hall
West Bridgford
0300 500 80 80

Point of contact:

Nottinghamshire County Council,
Community and Voluntary Sector Team, 0115 977 3415,


The Nottinghamshire County Council administers several grant schemes.

The Councillors' Division Fund

The Councillors' Division Fund gives every County Councillor £5,000 to spend on projects, people and organisations in their local areas. This fund is available to various types of projects.

For more information, please contact your local councillor.

Grant Aid

Grant aid is for voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations who seek financial assistance to help them to provide services and support to the residents of Nottinghamshire.

Applications for the 2015 - 2018 Grant Aid application round is now closed.

For more information about other funding opportunities, please visit the council's website or contact the Community and Voluntary Sector Team.

Innovation Fund

The Council offers grants up to £10,000 to local charitable and voluntary organisations that carry out innovative projects able to change and improve the lives of young people in Nottinghamshire.

Please note that the deadline for applications is 31 August 2015.

Further guidance, eligilibility criteria and application forms are available here.

Sports Fund 2015 - Club development

The Nottinghamshire County Council operates three small grant scheme to promote sport developement and sport activities in Nottinghamshire. These are:

  • Sport Participation with grants up to £1,000
  • Volunteering Development with grants up to £250
  • Coach Bursaries with grants up to £400

Applicants' activities must be based in Nottinghamshire, however the council will not consider applications of clubs or individuals based in Nottingham City.

For further information, please visit the council's website or contact the Voluntary and Community Sector Team.

The Nottinghamshire Community Commemoration Fund 2014 - 2018

The Council offers financial grants of up to £300 to help projects that commemorates the 100 year centenary of the Great War. Particular attention will be given to projects that reflects on what were the impacts of the war on their local area and on people's lives.

Activities eligible for funding include theatre, educational visits, film shows, re-enactments, painting and drawing, moments in time, musical projects, legacy projects, local exhibitions, talks, demonstrations, poetry and writing.

Further guidance on how to apply is available on 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: Find Your Commissioner?'

Useful organisations:

Nottingham CVS

Full information was available on the grant-aid programme, including application forms, frequently asked questions and guidance notes.

The website was slightly difficult to navigate - information on voluntary sector funding wasn't easy to find or obvious from the main A-Z list, though could be found through typing 'grant-aid' into the search facility.

Staff at the council were very helpful and happy to provide further information and take any enquiries around the grant programmes.

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