Covid-19 : In light of recent government advice, Foundation Derbyshire is temporarily closing its office. Staff will be working from home and our email address will continue to be monitored as normal during usual office hours: Mon to Fri - 9am to 5pm. Fri - 9am to 2pm.

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Simple. Supportive. Local.

Foundation Derbyshire offers a wide variety of funding programmes available to community & voluntary groups working across Derby and Derbyshire.

In these challenging time we’d like to state all of our funds remain open to both covid and non covid related projects, core costs and capital items. Where appropriate and necessary we are also offering all grants a spend period of 18 months as opposed to our standard 12. 

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We are proud to be an independent local funder. Our application forms are designed to be simple to use even for those new to funding and we will support you during each step of the process.

Keeping it local

Most of our grants are up to £2,000 in value and cover a 12 month period. Our programmes will cover equipment (capital) and general running costs such as rent and transport (revenue). Decisions can take 12 – 16 weeks from the submission of an application, often the turnaround will be quicker, but if your project is time critical please give us a call. 

Each of our funding programmes offers something different. You can look through these funding programmes and decide which is best for your group by clicking on ‘Available Grants’ from the menu on the right hand side of the screen.  We would also strongly recommend reading through the ‘How to Apply’ page first, again from the menu on the right.

However we would always suggest contacting us first to have a chat about your ideas and our friendly staff team will offer advice and support on which of our funds to choose from.