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.
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: 11 November 2019
Grindley Brook Grant Fundmore
This fund is available to Village Halls and Community Centres in the locality of Grindley Brook, Shropshire. For applicants in Shropshire, this funding has been matched with additional funds contributed by TWEMLOWS Community Energy Fund (see below).
The fund is being administered by Shropshire RCC as the Trustee appointed by the Charity Commission under section 80 of the Charities Act 2011.Given the location of Grindley Brook, on the Shropshire County boundary, the grant scheme is also available to Community Buildings (Registered Charities) in Cheshire and Wrexham.
Deadline: 10 September 2019
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: 11 November 2019
If your group/organisation is within 15 miles of Prees in North Shropshire, we have a fund which may be able to help with up to £1,000
Please contact us for more details 01743 360641
Healthy Lives Fund (now closed)more
PLEASE NOTE - all funds have been exhausted for this fund and no further applications will be considered
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