Flexible Funding Opportunities
The following forms of grant-aid are available to local VCS organisations and groups in the 2013-14 financial year
Small Community Grants - total fund available £20,000
Available to support grassroots work and designed primarily to fund start-up costs, small projects and events that encourage activity at neighbourhood level.
- General Community Grants - up to £500 for start-up costs or projects by VCS groups relating to the priority areas
- Community Event Participation Grants - up to £200 to enable VCS groups to participate in a neighbourhood festival, or environmental event, or a local event that celebrates diversity
- Community Event Infrastructure Grants - up to £1,000 for a group which is responsible for coordinating and organising multiple activities from a number of other groups for a significant neighbourhood festival, or an environmental event, or a town-wide festival that celebrates diversity. These applications will only be accepted by prior agreement with the VSSU and are for large-scale community based events.
None of these Reading Borough Council grants are available to individuals, groups that make a profit, or statutory agencies.
Further exclusions may apply to particular types of community/capital grant-aid.
Guidance Notes for the different Community Grants are available to download from Attachments below. There is also a link to the Reading 2030 Sustainable Community Strategy in External Links below.
Grant Application Forms
Application Forms for the financial year 2013-14 are available for community grants by contacting the Voluntary Sector Support Unit - use Contact this service below.
Application Deadlines for the financial year 2013-14
Your organisation's completed Application Form with ALL supporting documentation must be received at Reading Borough Council Civic Office no later than midday on:
14 June 2013 - Reading Pride, General Community Grants , Green Grants
2 August 2013 - Black History Month, General Community Grants, Green Grants
31 October 2013 - Holocaust Memorial Day, General Community Grants, Green Grants
31 January 2014 - Asian Arts, Caversham Festival, Children’s Festival, East Reading Festival, Oxford Road Fun Day, Reading Carnival, Waterfest, General Community Grants, Green Grants
Reading Borough Council Links
The websites below are administered by Reading Borough Council and provide further information on services.
|reading2020.org.uk||Reading 2030 Sustainable Community Strategy: this Strategy sets out a long-term vision and overall strategic direction for the social, economic and environmental well-being of the area.
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