Community Grants Scheme

We are encouraging community groups to plan and deliver projects within the Transforming the Trent Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme area which will benefit the natural, cultural and built heritage of the area.

These projects might include building a wildlife area in a school garden, creating an arts trail along the River Trent, restoring part of a historic building or putting on an event to enable children to explore the great outdoors.

This project allows community groups to apply for up to £5000 from the Transforming the Trent Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme, which can be used for up to 50% of the total project costs (e.g. you might apply for £1500 as part of a £3000 project).

The deadline for the next round of applications is 25th July 2022.

This project is being administered by Support Staffordshire, a partner in the Transforming the Trent Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme.

For more information, please contact;

Nicola Lynes (Community Engagement Officer)
07837 127165
nicola.lynes@supportstaffordshire.org.uk.

How to apply

To apply, please read the guidance notes and fill in the application form below.

Grants must be used for projects which meet the Transforming the Trent Valley scheme aims:

  1. Conserving, protecting, and/or enhancing natural, built or cultural heritage;
  2. Helping people learn about their natural, built or cultural heritage;
  3. Helping communities celebrate the natural, built or cultural heritage;
  4. Increasing people’s awareness and enjoyment of the Transforming the Trent Valley area for residents and/or those working in or visiting the area.

Match funding

Projects must have 50% match funding for their projects.

The following links may be useful to you if you are looking for other grants to provide match funding for your project.

Support Staffordshire Funding Opportunities

The Community Foundation for Staffordshire

Together Active

South Derbyshire CVS Funding Advice

Grants: Outdoor Learning and Play

Community Grants Panel

The Transforming the Trent Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme community grants panel meets twice a year to decide on applications.

If you are interested in being part of the Community Grants Panel, and would like to help decide where the funding should be allocated, contact Nicola Lynes for an application form. Full training will be given.

Nicola Lynes (Community Engagement Officer)
07837 127165
nicola.lynes@supportstaffordshire.org.uk.