Grants for Voluntary Groups for 2014-15

Are you a local voluntary or community group looking for grant funding?

Are you a local voluntary or community group looking for grant funding, perhaps to cover general running costs or one-off events and activities in areas such as social welfare, arts, sports, play, youth, environmental or cultural activities?

If you are, then you are invited to apply for a grant from Kingston Council for the 2014-15 financial year, for the following grant schemes:

  • Community Investment Grants
  • New Initiatives and Emerging Needs

In addition, to complement the network of Strategic Partners set up in 2013/14, we welcome applications for Strategic Partner status from organisations representing the following sub-sectors:

  • Young people
  • Mental Health
  • Environment
  • Sport
  • Substance misuse

Please contact us to discuss your application for a Strategic Partner grant, prior to completing the form.  The strategic partners grant is up to a value of £6,000 and is not additional funding.

In line with previous years, we will also be running the Small and Neighbourhood grants schemes.

Applications for the Strategic Partners, Community Investment and New Initiatives and Emerging Needs schemes must be submitted by 31 October 2013

Applications for the Small Grants Programme must be submitted by 31 January 2014, and the Neighbourhood Grants Programme continues to operate on a rolling basis.


Organisations applying for grant funding should be able to show how their projects contribute to the objectives of the Kingston Plan and the Council’s vision for 2020 with its three cross-cutting themes:

  • A Sustainable Kingston – protecting and enhancing the environment  for us and for future generations
  • Prosperous and Inclusive – sharing prosperity and opportunity
  • Safe, Healthy and Strong – preventing problems and promoting responsibility and independence.

Download the The Kingston Plan

Funding is unlikely to be awarded to major building works, minibuses, medical equipment/research, projects or activities whose main purpose is to promote religion, activities that have already taken place or organisations with large financial reserves.

If you are interested in applying for a grant but you’re not sure if you would qualify please contact the Voluntary and Community Sector Team who will be happy to discuss this with you.  We will also be holding workshops to help groups with the application process on:

  • Thursday 26 September at 6pm in Committee Room 1 at the Guildhall
  • Friday 27 September at 10am in Committee Room 1 at the Guildhall
  • A third date will be confirmed

Email: [email protected]