Volunteer Support Fund

Volunteer Support Fund – Round 2

Please note if you have already received an award from this fund then you are not eligible to apply to Round 2.

The main focus of the Volunteering Support Fund is to support and encourage small to medium sized voluntary and community organisations in County Durham and Darlington to engage with volunteering by providing financial support to such organisations, to help them recruit, retain and train volunteers to work with them in improving the lives of the people of County Durham and Darlington.

The fund aims to recognise the role of volunteers in the community by providing grants to organisations which directly encourage volunteering and help volunteers in their endeavours, and to achieve a range of practical outcomes which will directly benefit volunteers by making their work easier, safer and more enjoyable.
Size of Grant

The Volunteer Support Fund provides grants of between £500 and £5,000

When to Apply

  • Applications can be submitted at any time. There are no closing dates for applications. However, funding is limited and assessed on a first come first served basis therefore it is recommended that you submit your application as soon as possible.
  • You will receive a decision within 6 – 8 weeks from the receipt of a complete and eligible application.

Steps to apply for this grant