Rushcliffe Health Partnership launches Healthy Lives, Healthy Futures Fund

The Healthy Lives, Healthy Futures Fund has been provided by NHS Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group to support local initiatives that aim to improve health and reduce health inequalities for the residents of Rushcliffe.

Through the Rushcliffe Health Partnership we are now inviting local groups and organisations to put forward proposals for projects that will take creative approaches to improving health locally. A maximum of £2,000 can be applied for per project. Successful projects will promote health and well-being by identifying and addressing inequalities in health or the factors that cause ill-health. 

Read more: Rushcliffe Health Partnership launches Healthy Lives, Healthy Futures Fund

Community events to commemorate The Great War

Round 5 of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Community
Commemoration Fund is now underway.Trent to Trenches

Historical societies, parish councils, schools, uniformed groups such as cadets, scouts and guides, youth clubs, church groups and art societies can claim up to £300 to help them commemorate the Great War in their local area.

Deputy Leader of the County Council, Councillor Joyce Bosnjak said: “The fund hopes to support local groups to help bring the history of the 1914 – 18 War to life and show how the war impacted on their community."

Read more: Community events to commemorate The Great War

Veolia Environmental Trust reopens for applications (UK)

logo veoliaThe Veolia Environmental Trust has reopened to applications with a new process that streamlines applications. Not-for-profit organisations with environmental or community-based projects in the United Kingdom can apply. Grants of up to £75,000 are available for projects located within five miles of a Veolia Environmental Services facility. Match funding of at least 25% is required. 

Read more: Veolia Environmental Trust reopens for applications (UK)

Greggs Foundation Environmental Grants for Groups and Schools in GB

The Greggs Foundation launched its Environmental Grants scheme earlier this month and welcomes applications from not-for-profit organisations and schools in Great Britain.

Using money from the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops, the Greggs Foundation has established the Environmental Grants scheme and is offering both large and small grants for projects which make a difference to local areas, with preference given to projects that involve or benefit people who are disadvantaged.

Read more: Greggs Foundation Environmental Grants for Groups and Schools in GB

Apply now for Summer Play Scheme financial support

Local groups thinking about running summer play schemes can now apply for funding.

The Summer Play Scheme is a Grant Aid fund aimed at supporting the social and emotional development of Nottinghamshire children and young people through positive play experiences.

Applicants can apply for up to £1,000 per year, over two years, to deliver play scheme sessions during the 2016 and 2017 school summer holidays (i.e. up to a total of £2,000).

Read more: Apply now for Summer Play Scheme financial support

The West Bridgford Rotary Club Community Fund

The West Bridgford Rotary Club Community Fund has been established to provide
help and support to local community groups, schools and individuals. It is intended that any grant will help:

  • Begin a new or develop an existing community organisation for the benefit of local people or the environment;
  • Support the development of young people in local schools;
  • Support the individual development of young people.
  • Provide assistance for people with special needs.

The group, school or individual must be resident or based in West Bridgford, Edwalton, Gamston, Lady Bay or the Meadows.

Read more: The West Bridgford Rotary Club Community Fund

Ikano Bank and JustGiving Crowdfunding

Does your community need a helping hand? Sign up to become a Make Happener to get help with fundraising.Local business Ikano Bank has teamed up with JustGiving Crowdfunding specialists to launch ‘#MakeHappeners’ – an initiative to help people raise funds for a project that could improve their community. The initiative can cover a multitude of community projects, from revamping a dilapidated communal garden or setting up a new community kitchen.

How do I become a Make Happener?
To become a Make Happener, simply submit your community project idea via where you can create your own page on JustGiving Crowdfunding. You’ll have 30 days to raise the money for their project and Ikano Bank will support their fundraising by pledging £200 towards at least 20 individual projects in Nottingham.

Pledges will be granted on a first come first served basis.

Make Happeners projects need to take place in the UK, have a community focus, be non-political and raise at least £200 within 30 days. To find out more and sign up go to or check out #MakeHappeners on Twitter and Facebook.

On Fire Fund for projects relating to fire safety, prevention etc

Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service can fund charitable, voluntary sector and social housing provider projects which help to provide stronger and safer communities within Nottinghamshire. Successful projects will be linked in to what the Fire Service promotes within the community e.g fire safety, prevention, fire education & awareness. Previous projects that have been successful include; Young persons diversionary activities with specific fire related outcomes, events for fire safety education, community safety for vulnerable and hard to reach groups & crime / fire reduction projects.

They are especially interested in supporting new innovative community projects that address fire prevention issues amongast the most vulnerable groups of people, particularly:

  • Older people
  • People with disabilities
  • Children and young people at risk of fire setting
  • People with drug or alcohol dependency
  • Those receiving or in neeed of community care services

The deadline has passed for this year’s applications but you can apply again next year.

pdfDownload information about this year’s and next year’s deadlines
pdfDownload  the criteria for the fund here
docDownload an application form for 2015 - 2016 here


Our experienced staff can advise you on all aspects of raising funds for your organisation including:
  • Identifying resources needed and setting a budget
  • Sources of grants, trusts and other funding opportunities
  • Completing application forms
  • Ensuring your organisaition has the correct structures in place
  • Information about funding events and workshops
"Thank you for your help and advice...which I'm sure contributed to the success in getting funding'"           

Village Bowls Club seeking to update their facilities to include disabled access and toilet

"It's not what I expected - I imagined it would be filling Smartie tubes...that type of fundraising. This is brilliant...I'm confident this is going to lead to something"

"I'm really excited about our new project now...I'm really glad I came along"

Members of groups who attended the Rushcliffe Funding Surgery at Rushcliffe CVS in April 2013 delivered by Rushcliffe CVS and a colleague from Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire

For more information or advice please contact Carolyn Perry on 0115 969 9060 in the first instance or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Find out about funding opportunities

  • Receive Rushcliffe CVS monthly newsletter / ebulletin which includes information about sources of funding.  See CVS newsletters for more information.
  • Use Funding Central a funding search website managed by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). You can search for grants, contracts, and loan finance for your charity, voluntary organisation, or social enterprise. You can also sign up to get email alerts of new funding information.  See:
  • Search Source Nottinghamshire which includes live tender opportunities in Nottingham city and county. Some are particularly relevant to voluntary organisations. 

Funding Information Factsheet

You can download a Fundng Information Factsheet summarising the information on this Funding page.

For a Word version click here

For a pdf version, click pdfhere