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Funding Announcements

There are a lot of funding opportunities out there and it can hard to know where to begin looking.

We’ve gathered together information on various funding sources to help you in your work with communities.

Please note that SSEC does not administer or provide funding and this guide is designed to direct you to external websites, where more information can be found.



Funding Central

Funding Central is a site to help voluntary organisations and social enterprises, as well as community groups to find sources of funding, finance and contracts.  As well as providing support and advice, the site also includes details of events, training and news.  It is aimed at both new and experienced fundraisers, funders/commissioners and infrastructure organisations - and it is free to use.

Offered by: Funding Central



Reaching Communities Fund - Up to £40,000 a year available from new strand of Reaching Communities

 In February, the Big Lottery Fund announced a new funding programme that will allow voluntary organisations to apply for grants of up to £40,000 a year until 2015.  The fund is a new, lighter touch strand of the BLF's Reaching Communities programme, which is worht £500m.  It is designed to support charities that want shorter term, smaller scale grants than those available through the existing Reaching Communities scheme.

Offered by: Big Lottery Fund