Apply for a community grant
We provide three types of grants for community groups, arts and facilities:
High Wycombe town community support grant
Apply for a community support grant High Wycombe town (under £1500)
There is an annual budget of £10,000 to provide grants to voluntary and community sector organisations based in High Wycombe town (the unparished area of High Wycombe). These are to specifically assist towards one-off projects, events and activities that are time-limited and directly benefit High Wycombe town residents.
Organisations can apply for grant at any time during the year. Please refer to the funding criteria before completing an application form.
High Wycombe town community facilities grant
Apply for a community facilities grant
There is an annual budget of £10,000 to provide grants to facilities which have community use as their primary purpose and are in High Wycombe town (the unparished area of High Wycombe). These grants enable community facilities within High Wycombe town to make building improvements and to help fund essential works to ensure that they can remain available for public use.
Funding is available through a rolling grant programme which means that organisations can apply for grant at any time during the year. However those applying for funding late in the financial year may find that the budget has already been allocated. Please refer to the funding criteria before completing an application form.
Community and arts grants
Community grants fall into two main categories: small grants up to £1,500 and larger annual revenue grants of £1,500 upwards. Budgets are limited so all applications must include evidence of need and provide assurance that services will provide value for money.
Up to £1,500
Apply for a community and arts grant
These grants provide capital funding to voluntary and community sector organisations to assist towards one-off projects, events and activities to directly benefit their local communities within Wycombe district. Funding is available through a rolling grant programme which means that organisations can apply for grant at any time during the year. However, those applying for funding late in the financial year may find that the budget has already been allocated.
Annual revenue grants
£1,500 and above
Applications for the 2020/2021 Annual Revenue Grant Programme are now closed.
Thank you to everybody who submitted an application to receive annual revenue grant funding in 2020/2021.
From 1 April 2020 Wycombe District Council, Aylesbury Vale District Council, Chiltern District Council, South Bucks District Council and Buckinghamshire County Council will all be replaced by a single, new authority called Buckinghamshire Council.
The new Buckinghamshire Council aspires to continue to support the local voluntary sector, however you should be aware that any funding recommendations we may wish to suggest for the financial year 2020/2021 (the first budget year for Buckinghamshire Council) will be subject to the approval of the new council's Shadow Executive.
In the meantime, your annual revenue grant application for the financial year 2020/2021 will be assessment by Wycombe District Council in the usual way and we will aim to inform you of the outcome by the end of February 2020.
Community venues fund
We support the community hire of venues in Wycombe district for arts and cultural activities. Groups and individuals can apply for a grant towards the costs of hiring facilities for these activities where they benefit the community.
Apply for a community venues grant
Other funding opportunities
From time to time other funding opportunities available outside of the council are advertised on the Community Impact Bucks funding information web pages (external website).
Bledlow Charities can offer small amounts of funding for individuals living in Bledlow, Bledlow Ridge and Saunderton who are suffering from sickness and financial hardship.
Heart of Bucks
Heart of Bucks supports charities and community groups in Buckinghamshire whose work benefits local people. It gives grants and provide loans to a broad range of causes and welcome applications from both new and established groups.
Most grants are awarded at grants panel meetings which take place throughout the year. Heart of Bucks also manages a range of other grants programmes with their own priorities, criteria and closing dates.
As well as grants, through the support of council funders and private donors, Heart of Bucks offers community groups an unsecured, interest-free loan from the Bucks Big Society Bank fund. The decisions for loan applications are not subject to any timetable and can be made at any time depending on the need of the applicant.
- Apply for a grant or loan from Heart of Bucks (external website)