Voluntary & community sector funding

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St Albans City & District Council has undertaken a review of its grants process to ensure it is aligned to the Council's Priorities; helps deliver the Inclusion Strategy and has the greatest impact on the community in terms of outcomes.  

St Albans City & District Community Grants Fund – 2013/14


The 2013/14 Community Grants Fund has distributed over £108,000 to 35 community projects. Further information on the successful applicants can be found in the summary document below.

Community Grants Fund – 2011/12

The 2011/12 Community Grants Fund distributed approximately £60K across 21 projects. It is hoped that the 2012/13 projects will be as successful as the projects that were funded last year.These included Herts Rape Crisis Centre which used its grant to raise awareness of the group's work, resulting in 200 enquiries from people keen to become volunteers. In addition, South West Samaritans provided training to more than 100 volunteers and St Albans City Youth helped 24 people gain football coaching qualifications.

Further details on the successful projects can be found in the summary document below.

St Albans City & District Strategic Commissioning Fund - 2012-15

The Strategic Commissioning Fund was set up to provide funding to a small number (fewer than 10) of voluntary and community sector organisations who offer services that are considered to be strategically important to the District by providing support to the most vunerable communities.

The Fund was launched on Thursday 29 September - Friday 11 November 2011 and received 19 applications from 16 local organisations.

Following the approval of the 2013/13 budget, funding was agreed to support 3 organisations under the Strategic Grants Fund, totalling £283,620 for 2012/13.  A further 7 projects were also granted funding as part of the Community Partnerships Fund, totalling £101,098.

Further details on the successful applications can be found in the summary document below.

Partnership with the Centre for Voluntary Service

The Council funds the Centre for Voluntary Service to assist with providing information and guidance concerning a wide range of grant funding available to local voluntary and community groups (not grants for individuals).  For this reason, we recommend all groups seeking funding to speak to the CVS.

Please contact:


Kate Newton
Development and Funding Services Manager

By Phone

01727 852657

By Email


By PostSt Albans Centre for Voluntary Service
31 Catherine Street
St Albans

For further information about the CVS in St Albans please go to www.cvsstalbans.org.uk were you can also visit the funding advice page.

Sports and Arts Grants for Voluntary / Community groups and Individuals


For information about grants for sports groups and elite athletes please visit the Council's Funding, Information and Advice page.  Information can also be found at the Active St Albans website.


For information about Arts grants please visit the Council's page.

Useful Links

Dawn to Dusk
Elderly carers support activities

Further links to follow

Date of last review: 01 May 2013