Getting involved in your community
The following sources of help are available for local groups in the voluntary and community sector.
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 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 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 we fund:
When you volunteer, you can:
- learn new skills
- meet new people
- ignite your career
- share your expertise
- gain life enhancing experiences.
Volunteering also helps your local community by enabling charities and community groups to make a difference and improve people’s lives through your support.
There is a huge range of volunteer opportunities available in Buckinghamshire, from the more traditional roles in charity shops, to clearing woodland and helping on search and rescue missions, to using your professional skills and trusteeships.
Community Impact Bucks (external website) is the nationally accredited volunteer centre for Bucks. To find your perfect role, visit their website or call 0300 111 1250.