Apply for Community Board small project funding

Small project funding provides funding of up to £1,000, and is for community and voluntary groups and organisations across Buckinghamshire. This funding is especially useful to those working at local community level across a wide range of activities.

Community Boards set local priorities. They then develop action plans which address these priorities to suit local circumstances. Projects that address local priorities and needs are welcome from community and voluntary sector groups.

Emergency funding up to £1,000 is also available, for example for flood recovery costs.

Applications must be made to the relevant Community Board and funding used for the benefit of the community area concerned.

Small project funding aims to support a resilient voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Buckinghamshire. It can fund the entire cost of small one-off projects.

We welcome all voluntary and community groups to apply.


For emergency funding applications, you will need to discuss the urgent nature of the application with the Community Board Manager before applying.

For all other applications, we will process your application taking into account the project start date. This is provided we have received a complete application, along with any relevant documents.

Each Community Board will have their own processing times for dealing with an application once it has been passed by the Funding Team. Contact the Community Board for information on their processing times.

Before you apply

You need to discuss your project with your Community Board Manager before you apply. Their contact details are shown on each Community Board page.

This enables them to check that:

  • you are eligible for funding
  • your application meets the board priorities
  • sufficient funds are available

Find contact details for your Community Board Manager here:

Find your local Community Board

How to apply

Once you have discussed your proposal with your Community Board Manager, they will email an online form for you to fill in.

If you are unhappy with our decision

There is no right of appeal on decisions. This applies at all stages during the application, due diligence and decision-making processes.

If you are unhappy with the outcome of your application, you can make a complaint.

Community Board project funding

Your project may be eligible for Community Board project funding.

To find out more, see Apply for Community Board funding.