Funding Support

AVA provides support to community groups looking for funding.  Our Funding Officer can help you search for suitable funding for your project and provide general advice on anything funding-related. To request a funding search, 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. We have also provided a handy PDF with helpful tips on how to write a funding application. To support this, watch the video called 'The Nuts & Bolts of a Funding Application' below. In addition, experienced AVA staff are available to discuss and advise you on the completion of your specific Grant Application should you require it. If you would like to receive support from AVA in this area, please fill out this form, selecting the relevant option in the 'type of support' section.

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.