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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;

5 ways funding

The latest round of Public Health Small Grants Scheme for High Peak is now live and open for applications.  

This year, the two funds have been combined to enable a quicker and more efficient application process with a change in focus.

After a difficult 12 months, we want to help groups and organisations that are looking to return to delivering their services or support after lockdown. 

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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