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Our grant programmes

Gloucestershire Community Foundation awards grants to support local groups, organisations and charities working to address disadvantage in our communities. Each grant programme has different guidelines and requirements, so please take some time to read through them (below) and see which programme best suits your organisation's funding needs. We award grants covering a range of issues via a number of different grant programmes. We welcome new and existing groups to apply.

£

758,679

Awards granted last year

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Main Grants Programme

This programme supports organisations working with people who are disadvantaged due to…

deadline

Friday 23rd September 2022

grant amount

Up to £10,000

current status

Open

High Sheriff of Gloucestershire Grants Programme

The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire's grant programme aims to encourage young people…

deadline

Friday 9th September 2022

grant amount

Up to £2,500

current status

Open
Freemasons

Gloucestershire Freemasons Grant Programme

The Freemason's grant programme supports initiatives for older people, people with disabilities…

deadline

Friday 14th October 2022

grant amount

Between £250 and £2,000

current status

Open

Gloucestershire Community Recovery and Resilience Programme

This grant programme aims to support local activities that are helping communities…

deadline

Closed

grant amount

Up to £5,000

current status

Closed
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Carers Gloucestershire Legacy Fund

The Carers Gloucestershire Legacy Fund has been established to offer grants to…

deadline

Closed until further notice

grant amount

Up to £10,000/year

current status

Closed

Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund

The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund will support voluntary and community groups to…

deadline

28th February 2022

grant amount

£750 to £10,000

current status

Closed
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"We really would just like to thank you for your continued support of Allsorts. I cannot stress how important these services are for families with disabled children living in Gloucestershire, and your support has enabled Clarissa, our Family Support Worker, to continue and develop these essential services. Thank you!"

Allsorts
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"Gloucestershire Community Foundation's support has been a life-line for us during the Covid-19 emergency and in this recovery phase. It has enabled us to keep supporting the children, young people and families most in need across Gloucestershire. I'm convinced it has helped us to secure the Lottery grant that will support our running costs over the next six months. The Lottery loved the fact that with your help we have adapted our services (Bags of Play and Play Nurture) in a Covid-19 safe way and are still out there using the power of play to help people"

Play Gloucestershire
Charlie at Play Gloucestershire

"With GCF's support during lockdown, we moved all of our mentoring and group services online and bought subscriptions to services to enable us to do this including software for online meetings, survey software to evaluate children and young people's wellbeing. We have also been able to run half-term activity sessions for children with disabilities and learning difficulties and their families"

WAM Youth
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"Huge thanks to GCF for supporting us and other artists with their emergency funding programme. This will help us to continue to support older adults facing isolation."

Wyldwood Arts
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"Thanks to a Main Grant from GCF, the Ageing Well project supported over 100 people to receive weekly visits or phone calls from volunteers, which gives them something to look forward to each week, and brings news of the outside world to people who are largely housebound. This means clients feel more connected, less isolated, and reassures them they are not forgotten. Pre-lockdown, we had young neighbours visiting four nursing homes, offering company and entertainment to the residents."

The Churn
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"We're delighted to be working with the team at Gloucester Foodbank, extending our Slow Cooker Kit Project across Gloucester and the surrounding area. Heartfelt thanks to Gloucestershire Community Foundation for funding this initiative. We delivered the first 10 kits to Gloucester Food Bank yesterday, to go out to the families who need them next week."

The Standing Together Trust
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"Thank you to Gloucestershire Community Foundation for our recent grant which supports our ongoing community-based (and street-based) work with young people. Thank you to the High Sheriff Fund too." (photo courtesy of Sam Whippman)

Brendan's Bridge
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"I have been around Emmaus for a long time, but with this lockdown I was concerned that Emmaus would fold and that I would be homeless again , when Joe announced that we have been donated a substantial amount of money we were all sat in the lounge and I could feel the sighs of relief around the room, not only did this prevent us from being on the streets but it secured Emmaus glos to continuing the good work that they do in transforming our lives, Whilst we have been in lockdown we have continued to have support from the staff which has been invaluable to all the companions and made us feel at home, the support has included activities with gardening, painting the rooms, and of course the pool tournament of which I won. Without the donation we would be lost and probably back to our chaotic lives so we would like to thank you personally and would like you to come to dinner with all of us companions so that we can meet you and you can meet us. Yours Grewy"

Grewy, Emmaus