Grants for the Voluntary & Community Sector
Bucks Funding Search
Bucks Funding Search is a searchable database of funding opportunities. It is easy to use, allows you to tailor your searches, is regularly updated and allows you sign up for email updates direct to your inbox. (Bucks Funding Search is funded by Buckinghamshire Council together with our partners The Clare Foundation, Action for Youth, Heart of Bucks, Bucks Business First and LEAP.)
Community Boards are a new way of bringing the council, groups, organisations and local people together to look at local issues and find ways of improving them together. Each board has a set of priorities and an allocated budget to fund local projects and initiatives.
(Please read the guidance and criteria carefully and discuss your application with the relevant Community Board Co-ordinator before applying)
Buckinghamshire Lottery is a weekly lottery that raises money for good causes in Buckinghamshire. Joining is easy and free and you will receive 50% of all ticket sales from supporters that sign up on your page.
High Wycombe Town Committee
The High Wycombe Town Committee provides an annual budget to deliver two rolling grant programmes for voluntary and community sector organisations based in High Wycombe town (the unparished area of High Wycombe), including the Community Support Fund and Facilities Fund.
Information and support
The following organisations provide information and support for charities and voluntary and community groups:
Community Impact Bucks
Community Impact Bucks is an independent charity that supports people and groups to get involved and make a difference in Buckinghamshire communities. They offer advice and training, help people to find volunteering opportunities, and help charities and not for profit groups to get started, be effective and grow.
The Clare Foundation
The Clare Foundation provides strategic guidance, support and funding information to Buckinghamshire charities. Charity leaders can have one-to-one pro bono guidance sessions. Their website provides detailed information and guidance to support charities during these times.
Heart of Bucks
Heart of Bucks is the community foundation for Buckinghamshire; a charitable funding organisation that awards grants and loans to local causes, charities and community groups. As one of the largest non-statutory funders in the county, together with its donors, Heart of Bucks has supported many thousands of community organisations since its first grant payment in 2000.
Leap is the strategic lead for physical activity and sport in the county, with funding from Sport England. They work with a huge range of partners to enhance people's lives through physical activity and sport. The Leap team help support community sport and activity groups access funding to sustain them if they are under financial threat.
Action4Youth provide positive, often transformational experiences and activities which inspire children and young people. They are offering support to organisations and groups working with young people.
The Rothschild Foundation is a charity which supports the local third sector through two grant-making programmes. Strategic grants make longer-term investments in culture, secure and nutritious food, and young people.
Community grants respond to broader needs of Buckinghamshire communities, and support organisations addressing disadvantage and inequality.
The Foundation is keen to support local communities recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, building on past funding for emergency food, supporting the homeless, and providing help and advice in the most deprived wards in the county.
The Foundation advocates for a joined-up approach to solving challenges and works closely with Buckinghamshire Council, Heart of Bucks and other local and national partners.
Other funding links
- National Lottery Community Fund
- Crowd Funder
- National Council of Voluntary Organisations
- FCC Communities Foundation
If you have any queries about voluntary and community sector grants please contact our team by email.