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The restored pond in Ash Parva, Whitchurch, which was completed after a local group successfully applied for a grant from the Twemlows Community Energy Fund

Shropshire RCC administers a number of grants schemes through the Shropshire Community Fund to support groups to improve their community and the lives of local people.

 A list of recent approved grant applications can be viewed here.

 Infection Control Grant Fund more

Shropshire Council has provided Shropshire RCC with funding to set up a one-off grant fund in order to support small charities and community groups in Shropshire to continue to deliver services to people, particularly to vulnerable people, during the pandemic. Funding is available to purchase personal protection equipment (PPE) to enable staff and volunteers to safely meet with people without transmission of coronavirus through the community.

How much can you apply for?

Each organisation can apply for a maximum of £500 each.

Who is eligible?

Any community organisation, charity, CIC's or mutual aid groups operating in the 'care sector' in a broad sense, including those organisations working with vulnerable people (and people made vulnerable as a result of Covid-19) at a preventative level, can apply. Applicants do not have to be registered charities, but they must be a constituted group with a bank account. If your group is otherwise eligible but does not have a bank account, please contact us for advice.

How can the grant be used?

The Grant can only be used solely to fund infection control measures. Examples might be face masks, hand sanitizer, plastic gloves and aprons, extra cleaning materials, perhaps extra equipment.

Further information can be found here - Infection Control Grant Fund guidance notes

Deadline: You can submit your application to us at any time.

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Cambrian Railway Partnership Community Fundmore

The Cambrian Railway Partnership Community Fund is a one-off grant fund to support communities along the line. The scheme is being administered by Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO), and is being delivered in partnership with Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations (CAVO), Mantell Gwynedd, Shropshire RCC and PAVO.

The grant can be used to deliver projects that are either Coronavirus related or not. The grant does not have to be for project costs; it can be used for running costs including staff, bills, rent or maintenance as long as it can be demonstrated that these costs cannot be met by other means and that it will help the organisation remain active and sustainable.

Each organisation can apply for a maximum of £500 each.

Any community organisation, charity, CIC or group that has a bank account and is based within 10miles/16mkm of a Cambrian Line Station can apply. If the organisation is not based within the given radius but can show how the grant funding will support a community that is, then this is acceptable.

Cambrian Railway Partnership Community Fund application form
Cambrian Railway Partnership Community Fund guidance notes

Deadline - 5pm, Friday 26th February 2021

Please note, application forms are to be sent direct to PAVO - please see guidance notes for details

Community Resilience Fundmore

The Community Resilience Fund supports groups in the aftermath of a crisis, ensuring they are able to survive and continue to support their communities.Grants of up to £1,000 are currently available to small community and voluntary groups in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin financially impacted by the Covid-19 crisis and February 2020 floods

Some examples of what can be funded: 

  • A Village Hall or community centre that had to close and suffered loss of income through cancelled bookings but still has to meet ongoing running costs, and has low reserves;
  • Purchase of additional equipment (eg headsets, cameras, laptop computers, PPE ) to enable an organisation to continue to deliver services but in a different way
  • An organisation that has seen a spike in its costs as a result of mobilising volunteers to help people affected by the pandemic and/or floods, or greater demand for their services (eg purchase of food or other supplies for beneficiaries; volunteer expenses)
  • Extraordinary costs of getting services back up and running such as health and safety equipment, specialist cleaning

Next deadline: You can submit your application to us at any time. The grant panel will consider applications on monthly basis.

Application forms and guidance notes

Covid-19 support - apply here
Guidance notes - download here

Flooding support - application form and guidance notes

Millichope Fund for Community Buildingsmore

Shropshire RCC has been asked by the Millichope Foundation to administer a fund for the benefit of community buildings in Shropshire. The fund provides small grants of up to £500 to enable village halls and community centres to purchase items of equipment to help meet the needs of their local community.

Examples of things that have been funded previously include:

  • Hearing loops or equipment to assist disabled users
  • Tables, chairs and other furniture
  • Kitchen equipment (eg white goods or crockery)
  • Replacement water heaters or radiators
  • Curtains, draught excluders and other insulation
  • Audio and visual equipment (eg a PA system) and portable staging

The fund cannot contribute to general running costs, staff salaries, volunteers expenses, large capital projects or resurfacing of car parks.

Next deadline: You can submit your application to us at any time.

Application form and guidance notes

Shropshire Grassroots Fundmore

The Shropshire Grassroots Fund aims to increase the availability of grant funding to build the capacity and sustainability and support for small voluntary and community groups and organisations (grassroots groups).

Grants up to £500 are available to small grassroots community and voluntary groups in Shropshire which have an annual turnover of less than £50,000 per annum. The Fund prioritises applications for requests which can be demonstrated to have a long term benefit for organisations to help them grow and develop. This can include core costs to help organisations extend their reach to more people, and widen their work.

Examples of the type of request we are keen to fund could include training (for staff and volunteers), volunteer expenses, furniture and equipment, promotional materials, and room hire. The fund cannot make a contribution to general appeals. It cannot fund on-going staff salaries, large capital build projects, parties or other one off events.

Next deadline: You can submit your application to us at any time.

Application form and guidance notes

Twemlows Fundmore

If your group/organisation is within 15 miles of Prees in North Shropshire, and running projects focussed on environmental improvements or community participation, we have a fund which may be able to help with up to £1,000.

Please contact us for more details 01743 360641.

Help from other fundersmore

There are thousands of funding sources available to help disadvantaged people and community groups. If you are a current paid member of Shropshire RCC we may be able to help you to identify potential funding for your project.

You can become a member here:

If you would like to know more, please contact 01743 360641 


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