Getting involved in your community

The following sources of help are available for local groups in the voluntary and community sector.

Grants

We offer several sources of funding to support not-for-profit groups and projects that benefit the local community.

Equipment and materials for community groups (organisations, schools, people)

Wycombe Resource Zone offers equipment for loan or hire, plus a scrap resource for local community and non-for-profit groups. More about Wycombe Resource Zone.

Support services for voluntary organisations

Community Impact Bucks is an independent registered charity, set up to provide support for local charitable voluntary groups and organisations within Wycombe district. You can visit their website below.

The Bucks Funding Search website below also has some useful information about funding opportunities in the area.

new futures Buckinghamshire

new futures Buckinghamshire (external website) is funded by Buckinghamshire County Council. It is designed to connect Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) and not-for-profit organisations with experts who can guide them through the challenges of running an organisation day-to-day, improving what they do already, or even taking a new direction.

What's more, this comprehensive programme will provide its tailored development support to eligible organisations in Buckinghamshire completely free of charge! Around 200 groups are expected to benefit from the scheme's support over the two years from February 2014.

new futures Buckinghamshire is being managed for the county council by GrantScape, an independent fund manager and registered charity. Development planning support is being provided by Community Impact Bucks.

To find out all about the scheme, including how to submit an expression of interest phone GrantScape on 01908 247 637.

Our commitment to community groups

We've signed up to the Buckinghamshire compact, which is an agreement between local government organisations (like councils, primary care trusts and the police) and the voluntary and community sector. By signing up, we agree to follow good practice and work together as partners to help the people of Bucks.

You can find out more about the compact from the National Compact website below.

Community groups funded by WDC:

Volunteering

Volunteering is an opportunity to learn and develop new skills and help your community. Visit the Community Impact Bucks website to find local volunteering opportunities via the link below.

Volunteering for Wycombe District Council