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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.  

To contact a Council officer about grants, please email

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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 2023-24 are now open and will close on Wednesday 1 March.

How much is available?

Organisations may apply for between £2,000 and £10,000.

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What is it?

The Community Project Fund is for projects which meet community needs.

Who can apply?

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

How do I apply?

You will need to read Criteria and guidance document and complete an application form. These documents will be available here once the fund reopens for 2023-24.

If you have an idea and would like some further guidance we recommend you attend the information event and access the support provided by Communities 1st which include one to one meetings and advice surgeries. Details of support available will be published when the fund reopens.

How much is available?

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 will be awarded.

When is the deadline for submissions?

Applications for the Community Project Fund 2022-23 have now closed. Please check back here for details of 2023-24 Community Project Fund dates.


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What is it?

The Council has a Response Small Items Fund which is used for organisations in need of small items to aid their delivery of services. Examples include IT equipment, portable ramps and sports or arts materials.

How do I apply to the Response Small Items Fund?

Applications to be submitted by Wednesday 1 March 2023.

Please read the criteria and guidance document and complete the application form below.


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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.