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Grants

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.  

To contact a Council officer about grants, please email vcsgrants@stalbans.gov.uk.

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What is it?

The Community Project Fund is aimed at smaller organisations for time-limited projects which meet community needs. Community Project Funding is currently closed for applications and will re-open in November 2022.

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 a short application form, documents will be available when the fund reopens in November 2022.

Check out the link below for the presentation given at an information evening on 16 June on round one.

How much is available?

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 will be awarded from a total fund of £50,000 available.

When is the deadline for submissions?

Community Project Fund will reopen in November 2022 for 6-8 weeks until mid-January 2023

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What is it?

Response Fund 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.

Response Fund It can also be for projects that more immediate,  but that part of the funding will be initiated by Council officers who will approach established organisations in the District to meet an identified need.

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.

Links to both documents will be available online soon, please contact vcsgrants@stalbans.gov.uk to request a form and copy of the criteria.

How much is available?

Response Funding will allow grants awarded between £200 and £2,000 from a total pot of £10,000

When is the deadline for submissions?

Response Fund applications and be made all year round and will be accepted until 1st March 2023.

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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?

Applications for 2022-23 have now closed. Applications for 2023-24 will open December 2022.

How much is available?

A total of £50,000  has been allocated in  2022-23. Organisations may apply for between £2,000 and £10,000. Successful organisations may re-apply for 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 http://www.communities1st.org.uk   

Please contact:

NameFunding Team
By Phone01727 814644
Websitewww.communities1st.org.uk
By Emailcgf@communities1st.org.uk
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 www.communities1st.org.uk where you can also visit the funding advice page.