High Peak CVS employs a part time funding officer who helps groups identify potential funders. There are thousands of grant makers who each have their own detailed criteria covering everything from the type of activity they wish to fund, the geographical area they focus on, the kinds of organisations they will fund and the size of grants they make. So HPCVS offer their members help to navigate the funding landscape, this support includes;
Signposting to free, national sources of information about funding – see section below
Funding searches for individual HPCVS members who are looking for funding for a specific purpose (these are limited as the funding officer is employed for 10 hours per week).
In addition HPCVS also manages small pots of funding on behalf of other organisations such as Public Health and The Police and Crime Commissioner. The availability of these grants varies throughout the year and information about them and the application process is made available via the Funding Update and HPCVS Newsletter.
The following organisations offer free newsletters / searchable databases / information about national and local sources of funding;
Charities Excellence Framework
Small Charities Coalition
Grants On Line
Some funders have wider criteria and accept applications throughout the year, below is a list of funders we most often recommend to groups.