Nottinghamshire County Council Grant Aid 2015 - 2018

Community and voluntary groups looking for financial support will be able to apply to Nottinghamshire County Council for Grant Aid funding from Monday 13 October 2014.

Grant Aid is a discretionary financial contribution awarded by Nottinghamshire County Council, to support the delivery of non-statutory services that contribute to the Council’s strategic priorities

Three year grants are available offering a minimum of £500 per annum in financial support. Awards will be subject to annual review as part of the Council’s budget considerations.

Applications close on Monday 1 December 2014.

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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 2014 - 2015 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 Jessica Molineaux on 0115 9699060 in the first instance or email jThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Find out about funding opportunities

  • Receive Rushcliffe CVS monthly newsletter / E Bulletin which includes information about sources of funding.  See CVS newsletters for more information.
  •  Visit the Focus on Funding website, a Nottinghamshire First project formed from a group of infrastructure organisations who provide support to frontline voluntary and community groups throughout Nottinghamshire. Focus on Funding provides fortnightly funding updates on grants available to groups in Nottinghamshire, information on funding sources and funding advice surgeries and workshops.  See:
  • UseFunding 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:

Rushcliffe-specific funding

The Rushcliffe Community Partnership Grant – Minding the Gaps

Rushcliffe CVS manages a small grants scheme which provides grants of up to £999 for projects which help organisations tackle the impact of the recession in the Borough of Rushcliffe. For more information contact Carolyn Perry at RCVS on 0115 969 9060 or 
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Nottinghamshire County Councillors’ Division Fund

This fund gives every County Councillor £10,000 per year to spend on projects, people and organisations in their areas. Contact us for more information or contact your County Councillor directly.

For more information or advice please contact Jessica Molineaux on 0115 9699060 in the first instance or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.