We provide support to community groups looking for funding. Our Funding Officer can help you search for suitable funding for your project, help fill in an application form and provide general advice on anything funding-related. To request funding support, please fill out this form.

We also host a fantastic funding search engine that can be accessed via the link below, and above the search engine you can subscribe to a weekly funding bulletin. There is also a handy PDF with helpful tips on how to write a funding application. To support this, we have included a video called 'The Nuts & Bolts of a Funding Application'. 

Take a look at our video for all you need to know about applying for funding. Here we give an overview of:

  • FUNDERS – who are they; where are they and what they will fund
  • PLANNING TO APPLY – evidence of need; planned outcomes or outputs; sustainability plans
  • THE APPLICATION – getting the detail correct; how much narrative; accuracy & relevance
  • Additional support available from AVA

For more information, please contact our Funding Officer Donna Speed at: or Tel: 07469 277912.