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Available grants

The grants team appreciates that it can be daunting to try and select which funding programme to try for. If you prefer you can call us directly. We would love to chat to you about your ideas.

We always welcome the opportunity to say hello and learn more about your group’s plans, what problems you face and what you need.  This way we can try and match you to the funding programme that will give you the best chance of success.

This page summarises most of the funding programmes that we have available, for more detailed information on each fund and access to the application form, click on the link below each fund description. Once again, please make sure that you have read the How to apply page first.

The grants

The Derbyshire High Sheriff Fund

The Fund aims to improve the quality of life for Derbyshire residents by supporting activities that help to build safer, stronger communities.

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Foundation Derbyshire General Fund

This fund supports a broad range of small community and voluntary groups with a variety of different costs. As with all of the Foundation's funds the overarching purpose of each grant we make is to enhance the quality of life for people living in Derbyshire communities and to tackle disadvantages and inequalities faced by people living in the county today.

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Derbyshire Volunteer Fund

The Derbyshire Volunteer Fund supports the recruitment and development of volunteers as well as helping groups with their communication and networking needs.

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Freemasons of Derbyshire Fund

This Fund has been established by the Freemasons of Derbyshire Provincial Grand Charity to support community life and tackle disadvantage across Derbyshire by supporting community and voluntary groups and charities.

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Jefford Weller Fund

This fund provides financial assistance to any community and voluntary organisation tackling homelessness issues and / or addressing housing problems.

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John Weston

John Weston Fund

This fund was set up by local benefactor John Weston in 2002 and has three strands.

Strand One: Support to individual young people with personal development
Strand Two: Financial assistance to groups tackling issues related to supporting young people
Strand Three: Financial assistance to groups tackling issues related to supporting older people, specifically those who are isolated / at risk of isolation.

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Police and Crime Commissioner – Community Investment Fund

The Fund aims to improve the quality of life for Derbyshire residents by supporting activities that help to build safer, stronger communities.

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The Walbrook Fund

This fund is designed to support community activity that directly helps those facing disadvantage.

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Tom Carey Fund

This fund has been set up to support new and existing community activity in the Abbey ward of Derby City. The Fund's main purpose is to improve the quality of life for residents in this area.

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The Ashby Fund

This family fund’s main focus is providing financial assistance to community and voluntary organisations operating within Derbyshire.

For information on bursaries for Derbyshire residents seeking assistance with course fees to higher and further educational establishments please click to read more on the following page.

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Rolls-Royce Fund 2021- Round 2

Every year the Foundation works alongside Rolls-Royce to develop a grant theme, responding to local needs, topics and concerns. For the second phase of the 2021/22 programme, the theme will be:

Supporting Mental Health in children and young people: Addressing the continued impact and fall out from the pandemic

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William and Griselda Kerr Fund

The Fund has been established to support groups that use the arts or horticulture to work with and help some of the most vulnerable in our society.

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Made By Sport – Clubs in Crisis

We’re pleased to have teamed up with Made By Sport to offer local organisations the opportunity to apply for a grant which can help support young people as they start to recover from the effects of the latest lockdown.

The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on young people across the UK, and thanks to Made By Sport, we can offer a chance for organisations to access vital funding which can help them to continue bringing sport into young people’s lives.

We’ll be administering the fund on behalf of Made By Sport and awarding unrestricted of grants of £2,021 to organisations who match the criteria.

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