Grants for voluntary and community organisations

Grants for voluntary and community organisations

The Bristol Impact Fund

Working together with local voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations, we have changed our approach to grant funding.  The VCS Grants Prospectus is a guide to our new way of making grants.

VCS Grants Prospectus full colour version (pdf, 2.9MB) (opens new window)

VCS Grants Prospectus printer friendly version (pdf, 484KB) (opens new window)

From July 2017 we brought a number of the council’s grant funds together to form a new Bristol Impact Fund. We used our new grants processes to decide how to allocate the Bristol Impact Fund and we are supporting 70 VCS organisations to deliver 49 different projects to reduce disadvantage in the city.  To find out what organisations and projects we fund and what the council has grant funded in the past, please see our Published information about our grant funding.

Baseline standards

We've developed a set of baseline standards to safeguard our investment in the voluntary and community sector (VCS). This will also ensure that all council funded organisations are well managed and provide good quality services.

Baseline Standards: Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Organisations (pdf, 43KB) (opens new window)

Further Information

There are no current opportunities to apply for a Bristol Impact Fund grant because the fund has been fully allocated.  If we are able to invite applications for Bristol Impact Fund small grants (from July 2019) we will update this page in the autumn 2018 and will publicise widely through Voscur and other networks.

Information about the council’s arts and culture funding is available from the Arts and Culture Funding webpages.

The Bristol Impact Fund was used as a case study by the Institute for Voluntary Action Research to develop a framework for place-based funding approaches.