The Community Grant scheme

The Community Grant Scheme gives small grants to local community and voluntary groups that work to make a real difference within our communities. 

We want to support projects that benefit those most in need and aim to help with the cost of living, boost health and wellbeing and improve the lives of people living in our local communities.

Applications will be prioritised where groups are able to demonstrate that their project will have a positive impact on the wider community, where many people are able to benefit from the project, rather than a smaller, closed group.   

How can I apply?

This year's application window is now closed. Keep your eyes peeled for details of when applications open again. 


Foundation Grant Scheme

The Foundation Grant scheme closed on Monday, 2 October 2023 until further notice. Unfortunately, any applications made during this period will have to be cancelled. If you would like to discuss other support available, please contact our Community Employment Advisors by emailing We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Live in a WDH property? You can apply for WDH's non-repayable grant of up to £1,500 to fund careers education or training.

This could include paying for training schemes, course equipment or ID, funding childcare or securing a bus pass to travel to college. In your application you'll be asked to show how funding will improve your employment opportunities and wellbeing, as well as about your relevant skills and experience. After each application deadline, WDH's Foundation Panel decides which applications can be funded. You'll find out whether your application has been successful or not around a month after the deadline.

  • About the Community Grant Scheme

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  • Terms and conditions of the scheme

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