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Grants for voluntary and community organisations

Grants for voluntary and community organisations

Information about the Bristol Impact Fund, the Community Resilience Fund and funding for local projects from Community Infrastructure Levy.

The Bristol Impact Fund

The Bristol Impact Fund is a collective of 8 of the council's grant funds that aims to tackle inequality.

The Bristol Impact Fund 2 - Small Grants fund is open for applications until 12 noon on Friday 8 April 2022.

The Community Resilience Fund

The Community Resilience Fund (CRF) is a one-off capital grant fund of £4 million for Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector.

The grants, which will be available from April 2023, are for community buildings, infrastructure and assets. The goal of the fund is to increase the resilience of the VCSE sector, to strengthen communities that experience the greatest inequality.

The fund will be allocated through a process of participatory and deliberative decision making, at a local level, which will start in spring 2022. Proposals for the CRF were approved at Bristol City Council's Cabinet on 8 February 2022. View the papers online (item 12).

We'll update this page when more information is available about how to express your interest in CRF funding.

Bristol Climate and Ecological Emergency Community Grant

Bristol City Council has a new £200,000 fund to support community action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions or makes changes that benefit wildlife in Bristol.

The grants are for community groups or small not-for-profit organisations based and working in Bristol. You can apply from  9 May until 23 June 2022 for grants of up to £5,000 on the Quartet Community Foundation website.

Funding for local projects from Community Infrastructure Levy

Funding is available each year from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), paid by developers to be spent on community projects in the local area where their development is happening.

Local councillors allocate the funds through their area committees to support local priority projects, such as improving community centres or parks.

Find out more on Funding for local projects.