Funding body information

Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Civic Centre
Glebe Street
01782 234234

Point of contact:

Mike Romano, Development Manager, 01782 236186,


Stoke-on-Trent Council administers one grant schemes named the "Grants For Community Learning".

Grants for Community Learning is offered through the City Council and the Skills Funding Agency. The aim of the funding is to support local voluntary and community sector organisations to develop and deliver learning opportunities for local residents. Funding is also to support capacity building within third sector organisations.

This funding is not a source of long term funding but should be seen as an opportunity to develop new and exciting learning projects to deliver within disadvantaged communities.

For further information please contact Kath Reynolds on 01782 232365 or email

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 and Community Sector homepage

External Funding Team

Funding links

Useful organisations:

Voluntary Action Stoke

Stoke-on-Trent City Council provides two grant schemes for voluntary organisations, however both are funded by Central/European Government and can not really be classed as small grant programmes.

The information available on these schemes is all up-to-date and complete, however there is no central unit that deals with funding for voluntary sector groups, so the information was fairly difficult to find within the website.

A Voluntary and Community Sector homepage is however available, which now has a link to the ESF grants page, as well as information on the local compact.

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