This grants programmes focuses on projects delivered in the most deprived wards in Cheshire and Warrington, that reduce inequalities, help prevent poor health and improve opportunities for better lives.
£300,000 is available within the programme in 2021 – with the minimum grant being £2000 and the maximum grant being £15,000, over one year.
The funding for this grants programme is available to support project activity in the most deprived wards of the following Cheshire and Warrington places (listed alphabetically);-
- Chester, particularly Blacon and Lache
- Ellesmere Port
- Warrington, particularly the central six wards
Applicants must clearly specify in their application, the deprived ward(s) or if the project is at a very local level, the postcode(s), where their project will take place, alongside the disadvantage being tackled.
Please read the programme crieria document fully before applying.
- Projects which support solutions, to address issues that are most important to the community at a local level – which actively involve and include their local communities, to define the need and take social action for themselves.
- Local, sustainable community activities, tackling specific problems or issues, which help to build community resilience – and act as a catalyst to support the changes that local people aspire to – but need support to achieve.
- Projects which improve the quality of life in disadvantaged areas.
- Projects which address a more specific purpose (for example: helping to reduce poverty – or giving local children a better start in life – or improve mental health and wellbeing at a local level).
- Projects which help people overcome barriers to employment – or which raise aspirations to contribute towards helping families lift themselves out of poverty.
Who Can Apply
Both charities and social enterprises/CIC’s can apply (if there are a minimum of 3 unrelated directors and an asset lock on dissolution).
Grants available are from £2,000 to £15,000. Grants up to £15,000 will be awarded for projects with the strongest fit to the programme outcomes.
Go to the ‘Am I Eligible’ page of our website to find out whether your organisation is able to apply for a CCF grant. When you have confirmed your eligibility, click on the Apply Now button below. The Grant Making Principles and Improving Outcomes in Deprived Areas Programme Criteria are there to help you prepare your application.
Midnight on 30th September 2021
- We expect to notify participants in early December 2021