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St Albans City and District Council (SADC) distributes funding to voluntary and community groups in the form of grants. These grants support the delivery of projects and activities that benefit the local community and meet the council’s priorities.  

The Response Capital Fund is now open. Please see 'Response Capital Fund' dropdown for details and how to apply.

To contact a Council officer about grants, please email

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What is it?

Response Capital Funding is for organisations in need of small capital items to aid their delivery of services. Examples include IT equipment, portable ramps and sports or arts materials.

Who can apply?

Voluntary and community sector organisations, social enterprise organisations and community interest companies.

How do I apply?

Please read the Criteria and Guidance document and complete the short application form [these forms are currently being updated. Please check back shortly]

Links to both documents will be available at the end of this section.

How much is available?

Response Capital Funding will allow grants awarded between £200 and £2,000 from a total pot of £6,000.

When is the deadline for submissions?

Response Capital Fund applications and be made all year round and will be accepted until 1st March 2022.

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Community Project Funding will be allocated twice-yearly and open for applications in May and November. Grants of between £500 and £5,000 will be awarded from  a total fund of £41,000 available.

It will be aimed at smaller organisations for time-limited projects which meet community needs.

Further information and application forms will be available from May 2021.

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Response Project Funding will also allow year-round applications with grants awarded of up to £5,000 from a total pot of £7,000. It will be initiated by Council officers who will approach established organisations in the District to meet an identified need.

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What is it?

An annual fund aimed at organisations with a track record of delivery of services in the District in need of funds to cover general running costs to continue their usual activities.

Who can apply?

Voluntary and community sector organisations, social enterprise organisations and community interest companies.

How do I apply?

The Community Revenue Fund applications have now closed for 2021-22. The fund will reopen for 2022-23 applications from December 2021.

How much is available?

A total of £50,000 is available for 2021-22. Organisations may apply for between £2,000 and £10,000. Successful organisations may re-apply for 2022-23 and following years, subject to successful delivery and monitoring.

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SADC fund four partners whose work is considered to be of strategic importance to the delivery of the Council’s priorities.

The strategic partners for 2021-24 are:  

Communities 1st
Citizens Advice St Albans District (CASTAD)
Hightown Housing Association (Open Door Service and Mother & Baby Unit)
St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge (SAHWR)

2021-22 Grants awarded

(please check back later for further information)

Previous years' successful funding

Details of successful Community Partnerships Fund applicants

Details of successful Strategic Commissioning Fund applicants 

Details of successful Project Commissioning Fund applicants

Partnership with Communities 1st

The Council part-funds Communities 1st 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). Communities 1st is a Membership organisation, details of membership and the types of funding advice available can be found on their website   

Please contact:

NameFunding Team
By Phone01727 814644
By PostCommunities 1st 
St Albans Civic Centre, 
St Peters St
St Albans, AL1 3JE

For further information about Communities 1st in St Albans please visit where you can also visit the funding advice page.