South Gloucestershire Council run two streams of grant funding to support voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations and town and parish councils in South Gloucestershire. Member Awarded funding and Area Wide grants. See below for details


  • gives councillors the opportunity to make awards to projects and services that benefit residents in their ward
  • each councillor has £3,000 to award to local projects and services
  • applicants can apply to their ward councillor for funding to support local projects, events and services.
  • If you work within more than one ward, larger awards are possible as you can apply to more than one councillor.
  • Applications can be made to councillors at any time.
  • Review more information about the scheme and how to apply
  • If you have an idea for a project or service that will benefit your local community, contact your councillor to discuss your plans and to ask for an application form.
  • Councillors have the option to award all their annual funding to either a single organisation or divide it amongst a number of groups. They can also elect to combine their individual fund with other councillors across ward boundaries in order to provide greater support to a particular scheme.

  • £70,000 is available for awards in 2018/19
  • the maximum level of award is £3,000 with flexibility for both exceptional circumstances and budget availability.
  • Applications should directly meet the needs of residents of at least 6 of the 14 Community Engagement Forum (CEF) areas in South Gloucestershire or the equivalent in ward areas. 
  • All organisations must be registered to the Grants on-line system with approval received prior to application. For more information please see our Registration Guidance.
  • View more information on the grants and how to apply or you can contact the Grants Helpline for support and advice or to request an application form on 01454 865865 or [email protected]
  • Applications can be submitted at any time during the year and should be for projects taking place after the decision by the Executive Member for Communities and Tourism in February 2019.