Funding body information

Staffordshire County Council

Staffordshire County Council
Chief Executive's Office
PO Box 11
County Buildings
ST16 2LH
0300 111 8000

Point of contact:

Tracie Meredith, Community Arts Officer, 01785 278571,


Staffordshire County Council currently operates two main grant schemes available to local voluntary organisations.

Staffordshire Local Community Fund

The Community Fund will start on the 8 May 2015.

This is to encourage community groups to apply for funding and work with your local County Councillor who can support you to achieve your goals for the benefit of your community.

Each county councillor has £10,000 to spend on community projects in their area through the Staffordshire Local Community Fund.

Please contact your county councillor to discuss your project. Alternatively, visit the council's website.

Community Arts Fund

The council has fund available to support local arts projects with positive impacts on the community. Applicants can apply for grants up to £1,000.

For further details, please visit the council's website or contact Community Arts Officer Tracie Meredith.

Local arts projects can also receive funding from their local councils. More information and contacts are available here.

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 Funding

Useful organisations:

South Staffordshire Community and Voluntary Action

Staffordshire District Voluntary Services

Staffordshire County Council has a fairly small budget for voluntary sector funding, and it is not well publicised on their website. There is a page under the 'Community and Living' section entitled 'funding for community projects’; however this provides information on European Funding rather than local authority funding.

The information found for the Community Learning Fund was obtained through searching for 'Grants' in the A-Z search facility, as the council does not have a specific voluntary sector unit. However, this information is concise, up-to-date and inclusive of contact details and all relevant supporting documents such as application forms and guidelines. We have also found contacts at the council to be informed and helpful.

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