Apply for a community grant
We provide three types of grants for community groups, arts and facilities:
High Wycombe Town Community Support Grant
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 Facility 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
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 these larger grants are accepted once a year for funding in the next financial year. Annual revenue grants are awarded as a contribution towards an organisation's core costs, enabling them to continue to provide services throughout the year.
The 2017 to 2018 grant programme goes live on Monday 1 August 2016 and the deadline for applications will be 12 noon on Monday 24 October 2016. Decisions will be made mid December and and organisations informed of the outcome early in the new year. This ensures that 12 weeks notice is given to organisations before the start of the new financial year. This complies with the Buckinghamshire Compact, which sets out good practice procedures for effective working between statutory and voluntary sector partners.
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.
Other funding opportunities
From time to time other funding opportunities available outside of the council are advertised on the Community Impact Bucks' Buckinghamshire funding news blog (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.