Grants of up to £1000 available now for not-for-profit organisations

Feb 21, 2023 | Leisure & Lifestyle

Grants of up to £1000 are available now for not-for-profit organisations across County Durham.

believe housing’s community investment programme has opened two new funding opportunities to support groups in the areas it operates in.

The £500 Small Community Grant and £1000 Community Grant are ready for applications to help deliver activities or projects that will make a real difference to people’s lives and well-being.

Funding applications are welcomed for projects that meet one of believe housing’s key themes:

  • Improving mental and physical health
  • Employability and training
  • Increasing household income
  • Developing a greener, fairer future by reducing, reusing and recycling
  • Tackling inequalities as a result of the cost of living crisis.

The £500 Community Grant can support several activities, including those encouraging social integration, setting up community classes, activities and events and contributing to venue hire up to a maximum of £125.

Funding from the £1000 Community Grant can help get a project off the ground by funding revenue costs and up to 60% of a project’s capital costs. This money can cover start up costs for a not-for-profit group, marketing and promotional costs up to the value of £200, art and craft events that improve mental well-being or reduce isolation and more.

To find out more information, and to apply for the £500 Small Community Grant and £1000 Community Grant, go to www.believehousing.co.uk/your-community/community-funding.