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Community grants and funding

Please visit Crowdfund Cotswold to learn more about our new approach to funding community projects. Crowdfund Cotswold is our new online community crowdfunding platform where residents, local businesses, the council and other organisations can all pledge money alongside each other to crowdfund projects that improve their neighbourhoods.

Community Infrastructure Grants

Cotswold District Council has allocated over £100,000 from the government’s Rural England Prosperity Fund towards improvements to village halls and community buildings. Find out more about the community infrastructure grants here.

Cotswold Connected Community and Food Programme

This programme is open to not-for-profit Voluntary and Community Sector organisations and Social Enterprises. We would also like to hear from individuals or small un-constituted groups with a great idea.

We are looking to improve the resilience of the community as a whole, promoting equality and diversity instead of highlighting inequalities, people caring for each other no matter their background and sharing of resources. 

Part of this programme is focussing on the development of a district-wide food network setting up a number of community fridges, pantries and larders in partnership with Feeding Gloucestershire, The Long Table and FareShare. The Council is committing £40k towards the food network.

Find out more and how to apply here:

Defibrillator grant

Grants are available towards the community purchase of defibrillators, up to a maximum grant of £625. Applications can be submitted at any time. Contact your local district councillor for more details.

Grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations

Details are available of grants made to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations: 

Other grants

To find out about other funding opportunities, visit Funding Central, a free-to-use grant search tool.