Sustainable Communities Fund

World War Two exhibition

Other funding

Here are some details of existing grant schemes that you may want to consider:

Tesco Bags of Help

Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme that provides grants of between £1,000 and £4,000 to projects that improve local parks, hold community events, support sports groups and more. The grants are managed by the community charity Groundwork UK and distributes money raised from the 5p bag charge.

Projects must meet the programme’s primary aim of ‘promoting active community participation in the development and use of outdoor spaces’ and can range from improving community buildings and outdoor spaces to buying new equipment, training coaches or volunteers and hosting community events.

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New Forest Trust

The New Forest Trust provides grants of between £500 and £10,000 to groups and organisations that promote the conservation, protection and improvement, education and understanding of the New Forest, its livestock, deer and other fauna.

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Heritage Lottery Fund - Sharing Heritage

Sharing Heritage provides grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 to any not-for-profit group wanting to explore, conserve and share their community's heritage.

Activities that can be supported include:

  • events
  • exhibitions
  • festivals and celebrations
  • producing local history publications
  • conservation of individual heritage items
  • volunteer training

There are no deadlines - you will receive a decision on your application within eight weeks of HLF receiving your completed application.

For further information visit the HLF website.

  1. Introduction
  2. How to apply
  3. Sustainable transport funding 2013-16
  4. Biodiversity funding 2016-17
  5. Funds available
  6. Contact us
  7. Other funding (you are here)
  8. Case study: Pondhead Conservation Trust
  9. Case study: Community Wildlife Plans
  10. Case study: Avon Tyrrell boat house
  11. Case study: Hyde church community centre
  12. Case study: Lymington harbour breakwater
  13. Case study: Shipwright's School at Buckler's Hard
  14. Case Study: Beamz, home-grown bicycles


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