County Grants


Please note: We understand your current services are likely to be affected by coronavirus. However, as our application process takes approximately 3-6 months, we would like your application to detail how you would wish to deliver your services once the current government restrictions have been lifted.

We also understand, due to current uncertainties, the information we ask you to send with your application e.g. your organisational budget, may be subject to change. We will take this into consideration when assessing your application and will let you know if we need any further information from you. 

The County Grants programme provides grants for smaller organisations working with disadvantaged people and communities in one of eight English counties.

Key grant details
Grant Size: £500 – £20k (£10k max in any one year)
Length: 1-3 years (most grants are for 1-2 years)
Decision timescale:  3-6 months
Deadlines: None
Qualifying criteria

Please only apply for this grant if you meet the following criteria:

Organisation size: Up to £250k (up to £1m if activities are county-wide)
Location of work: Gloucestershire (inc Bristol and South Gloucestershire), Hampshire (inc Southampton and the Isle of Wight), Kent, Leicestershire, Suffolk, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex
Funding covers: Running costs, salaries, projects and small capital projects or expenditure
Organisation type: Small charities and not-for-profit organisations