Community Grants Programme
Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector Grants
Find out information on the grants available under the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector and how to apply.
The Royal Borough of Kingston Council (RBK) recognises and values the contribution that local Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations make towards achieving the Council’s aim to empower people and strengthen communities. As such, the Council is offering small grants under £40,000 to support organisations in Kingston to achieve community outcomes.
Each grant that is available sets out the priorities and the objectives for the funding. In order to receive a grant, applicants need to strongly demonstrate how they will meet these priorities and objectives, and how they will use the funding to meet resident outcomes in Kingston. The length of the grant funding will be determined by the funding availability.
All grant recipients are also required to support the delivery of the Council and Voluntary and Community Sector strategy “Empowering People, Supporting Communities”.
Applications will be assessed and scored against questions to identify the extent to which they meet the priorities set out for the specific grant as well as how the applying group will support the objectives of this strategy. Applicants will also be required to demonstrate how they will monitor the delivery of these priorities and outcomes.
Grants available to the VCSE November and December 2023
The VCSE grant funding application process will be open from 16 November 2023 to 12 January 2024, with notification of awards from the end of January 2024.
We are inviting bids for the following grants:
- Specialist IAG for People with Disabilities (1 available)
- Specialist IAG Services for People from Ethnic Minority Backgrounds (2 available)
- Specialist IAG scheme for Night Time Support (1 available)
- Specialist Service for Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion (1 available)
- Specialist IAG to support Young People’s Mental Wellbeing (1 available)
- VCSE Green Grant (up to £5,000)
- VCSE Green Grant (up to £10,000)
Apply for a VCSE grant
Fill in the application form to apply for 1 of the VCSE grants. The closing date is 12 January 2024.
You will not be able to save the application once you have started.
Assistance with your application
Some community groups may be less confident making applications digitally. There is an application support service available for either face-to-face or video call appointment to help you complete the digital application form.
Translators are also available through this service if they are required.
Email email@example.com or call the Council’s contact centre on 0208 547 5000 if you would like more information about this assistance.