Funding for communities

Charities Information Bureau – South & West (CIB) are Wiltshire’s Funding Advice Service and are there to help you raise money for groups or organisations. So please give them a call and speak to a funding advisor on (01380) 729279 or email: For groups in the South West of England, you can register for access to the FREE funding database, please visit:

Marlborough Area Board Grants - Funding is available to help provide facilities, equipment and activities that are important to the local community. These awards can really make a big difference in helping communities get schemes and projects started. Applications are now invited in line with the criteria for funding. Applications will be considered at each Area Board meeting and funding criteria and application form can be found here. Applications which fulfil the funding criteria received by 25 July 2011 will be considered by the area board on 6 September.

Do You Run / Want to Run an Arts Project? - Voluntary and community organisations (not individuals) can apply for up to £1,000 towards arts projects in Wiltshire. In addition to arts organisations, this fund may be appropriate for groups that artists are working with. Arts projects can cover a wide range of creative opportunities, including visual arts, crafts, media and digital forms, literature
and performing arts. The deadline for the second round of applications is at midnight on 30 September 2011 for projects taking place between November 2011 and October 2012. More details at

Awards for All – this is one that parish and town councils can apply to - All projects must help to deliver the Big Lottery Fund’s outcomes. Awards for All projects must meet at least one of BIG’s outcomes:
• People having better chances in life with better access to training and development to improve their life skills
• Stronger communities with more active citizens working together to tackle their problems
• Improved rural and urban environments which communities are better able to access and enjoy
• Healthier and more active people and communities
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