Community grants & funding

Forest Youth Activities Fund 2017-18 - now open!

What is the Forest Youth Activities Fund?

This grant helps to provide a range of activities for young people in the Forest of Dean District.  Projects must make a positive difference to young people aged 11-19 and support them to make decisions and lead projects.  Applications can cover delivery costs such as venue hire, equipment, session materials and sessional staffing costs. 

Who can apply?

Voluntary and Community Sector organisations - small, informal groups and established youth organisations.

How much can I apply for?

The total amount of funding available for 2017-18 is £45,000.  You can apply for up to £500 if you are a non-constituted group and up to £5,000 if you are a constituted group. 

Closing date

Thursday 31 August 2017

Apply for a grant

To apply please:

For details of projects receiving a Forest Youth Activities Fund 2016-17 grant please:

Community Safety Partnership Grant 2017-18

A grant is now available for projects to help reduce crime and fear of crime in the Forest of Dean. The total amount of funding available for 2017-18 is £7,300.

Non-constituted groups can apply for up to £500 and constituted groups can apply for up to the maximum amount available. This fund is open to applications until it is fully allocated. Projects must cover the six Police and Crime Plan priorities:

  • Accessibility and accountability
  • Older but not overlooked
  • Young people becoming adults
  • Safe days and nights for all
  • Safe and social driving
  • Safer cyber

For more information on these priorities please: visit Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Police and Crime Plan priorities

To apply please:

For details of projects receiving a Community Safety Partnership Fund 2015-17 grant please:

Community Defibrillator Grant 2017-18

Grant towards community defibrillators

A grant of up to £500 is currently available for Parishes, Wards and Towns towards the cost of publicly available community defibrillators. Cardiac Science can provide an excellent value for money package which is £1,495 plus VAT. This includes the following:

  • defibrillator unit
  • external casing
  • free theft insurance
  • training to local residents in how to use the unit and
  • all pads for 8 years. 

We recommend this offer for your community and it is approved by our Ambulance Service.   

Grant towards protective heated casing for community defibrillators

We are also now able to offer a grant of £250 to Parishes who already have a defibrillator unit but need the protective heated casing to enable it to be publicly available 24 hours a day.  Cardiac Science can provide this casing for a special price of £339 plus VAT.

For details of Parishes, Wards and Towns receiving a Community Defibrillator Grant in 2015-17:

For further information:

Community Grant 2017-18 - closed

This grant is now closed to applications.  Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their submission by the end of July 2017.

For details of not for profit voluntary and community groups receiving a Community Grant in 2016-17:

Funding advice for community groups and organisations

We fund Gloucestershire Rural Community Council (GRCC) to provide detailed advice on funding for your organisation, please:

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