Solve - The Community Fund

Community First
Wyndhams, St Joseph's Place, , SN10 1DD
01380 722475
SOLVE: The Community Fund is a grants fund comprised of the generous donations of local business. If your business would like to contribute to the amazing work the SOLVE fund helps support in our communities please contact the Grants Team on 01380 732802.Community grants: up to a maximum of £500 for new projects or new initiatives. March 2013: Due to a lack of funds, the SOLVE programme is currently suspended. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Fund Criteria It is not necessary for a grant application to meet all criteria but preference will be given to applications that meet most.Projects
  • Must be a new project or a new initiative within an existing project
  • Must have a clear community, social or environmental benefit
  • Must show community support
  • Increase the ability of the community to undertake future community initiatives or planning (capacity building)
  • Project must be undertaken in, and solely for the benefit of residents of, Wiltshire
  • A voluntary organisation with a constitution
  • A community group without formal rules or constitution (part of any project would be to introduce them)
  • Applications are particularly welcome for funding for projects that benefit (and preferably involve), the vulnerable, the disadvantaged, the isolated and the excluded.
Recent successful applications include:
  • Village design statements
  • Project planning, community consultations or feasibility studies
  • Setting up residents associations, new community organisations or action groups
  • Facilities for the elderly, the disabled or those with learning difficulties, at day centres and lunch clubs
  • Facilities at pre-schools or parent & toddler groups
  • Holiday, breakfast, after school or homework clubs
  • Youth groups
  • Community gardens, orchards or allotments
  • Community information services, newsletters or web sites
  • Community arts workshops
  • Environmental and habitat conservation
  • Heritage trails
  • Parish maps
  • Sports clubs
Please note funds are not available retrospectively. We cannot consider funding for ongoing running costs, routine maintenance / repairs or costs of fundraising events.Community First Grants Team are here to help.
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