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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;

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. 

Funding Information

The following organisations offer free newsletters / searchable databases / information about national and local sources of funding;

Funders Fair

High Peak CVS is delighted to invite you to the High Peak Funders’ Fair which will bring national and local funders to High Peak.

You can hear directly from the source and have an opportunity to talk to the funders about your project and your funding needs.

The Fair will be held at Dove Holes Village Hall on 14th November 2023 from 10am to 1pm with doors opening at 9.30am and refreshments will be available.

Community Climate Change fund

The High Peak Community Climate Change Fund has been established as part of the Council’s efforts to tackle climate change. The fund is intended to provide small grants to community-based organisations taking measures locally to tackle the climate emergency.

Small grants, usually between £200 and £500, are available to help support the delivery of High Peak Borough Council’s Climate Change Strategy 

UK Shared Prosperity Fund

The primary goal of the UKSPF is to build pride in place and increase life chances across the UK.

The UK government Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has launched the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The UKSPF is part of the national Levelling Up agenda and is based on three investment priorities which are:

  • Communities and place,
  • Supporting local business
  • People and skills.

Covid-19 Community Fund

The COVID-19 Community Fund aims to support voluntary and community sector organisations by providing much needed funding. This allows them to continue to play a key role in the local response to COVID-19 and to improve the health and wellbeing of Derbyshire residents.

The deadline is 31st March 2024.

Charity Excellence Framework

We have been lucky enough to gain access to the Charity Excellence Framework funding database for free.

The Funding Finder database isn’t just another trust and foundations directory, it also has links to 100s of other free grant funding databases and online funder lists, giving you more funding than any other directory.

Improve your fundraising and find new opportunities online in 30 mins, using the fundraising health check, with access to a huge range of free resources and help, including 50+ downloadable trust and foundation grant funding lists.

Everything is free. Simply register or login with CEF using the button below and click the Funding Finder tab at the top.


Some funders have wider criteria and accept applications throughout the year, below is a list of funders we most often recommend to groups.

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