Micro Grants Programme

Micro Grants Programme

The Micro Grants Programme aims to provide grants from £250 up to £1,000 to small voluntary and community groups to support projects that only require small amounts of funding.

The priority is those groups with an annual turnover of less than £100,000 and who hold very little or no financial reserves.

We will fund a broad range of projects including: health, children and young people, arts and culture, the elderly, people with disabilities, and projects providing services in the community or improving the local environment.

Size of Grant Available

  • Grants of between £250 and £1,000 are available.
  • The total cost of the project should be no more than £2,000. This means that you can apply for up to £1,000 if you are seeking to fund the whole project from this Programme or we will only fund up to a maximum of £1,000 for projects costing up to £2,000.

What type of funding can you apply for?

Examples of the types of projects and activities we will support are listed below but we will consider funding any activities that have clear community benefits and that meet our general grants criteria:

  • Set up costs for projects providing social, volunteer, community benefits
  • Capital items, equipment (except vehicles or mini buses)
  • Coaching / Training activity
  • Transport Costs
  • Repair Costs (not Vehicles)
  • IT, Desk Top and Laptops limited to maximum £400.00 of the total grant applied for
  • Marketing and awareness-raising initiatives

Before applying please read CDCF’s General Grant Making criteria click here to check that your organisation and activity/project for which you are seeking funding, meets our criteria.

Please contact a member of the Grants Team on 0191 378 6340 if you have any questions or need help with your application.

Steps to apply for this grant