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Funding and Support

Community funding and support

We offer a range of advice, funding and other support to community groups and voluntary organisations across Wychavon to help them respond to local priorities and needs.

This page contains a summary of the support we offer as well as links to funding and support provided by other organisations. Use the links provided to find out more.

Communities Officers

Our three Communities Officers work closely with communities and a wide range of organisations across Wychavon including the three volunteer centres, parish and town councils, food banks and community groups. They support a variety of projects that will make the district a better place to live as well as supporting communities to respond to local priorities. We will be adding more details about how you can contact them and the support they can provide soon.

Funding sources

Wychavon Community Legacy Grants

Applications for our £1million Community Legacy Grant scheme will open in January 2024.

These grants are only open to Wychavon parish and town councils. It is for innovative, ambitious capital projects that meet local needs and that will create a significant and lasting impact. The scheme may also provide start-up funding for smaller, innovative projects that address local need.

For more information read our Community Legacy Grant page

Applications are open to communities throughout rural Wychavon for our Rural Fund. Grants of up to £25,000 are on offer to support new capital projects that bring something new to the community.  

Projects must meet one or more specified priorities. These include capacity building and infrastructure support, improving green spaces, active travel, community projects and enhancing existing cultural, historic and heritage facilities. This fund is not available for staff costs, general operating expenses or services you are legally required to provide.

For more information read our Wychavon Rural Fund

Worcestershire County Council resources

Worcestershire County Council has created a range of useful online information to help residents actively participate in their communities. This includes local and national resources to support individuals and groups setting up community projects across Worcestershire, a dedicated place to go for local and national funding and information on volunteering.

For more information visit Worcestershire County Council’s Community projects and funding resources

Government find a grant service

Find government grants and check if you are eligible to apply.

Rural Services Network Funding Digest

The Rural Services Network produces a monthly funding digest for its members highlighting a selection of current funding opportunities.

For more information including how to join visit the Rural Services Network’s website Join Us! - Rural Services Network (rsnonline.org.uk)

Funding and support for Wychavon businesses

If you are a business looking or funding or support visit our Business Funding and Support pages