Community Groups & Funding/Grants Advice

Information below focuses on community funding and advice. You can also find information on business support funding.


Area Forum

If you have an idea for a project which and would like funding you may be able to apply for area forum funding.


Community Grants​

Halton Borough Council is committed to supporting community groups and voluntary organisations and believes these groups can make a positive contribution to improving community life.

You can now apply for this grant online but please make sure you have completed your application form (word document) ready to upload.


Voluntary Sector Core Funding

Application form - closing date Friday 26th January 2024​​.​​​

Setting up a community group

Each group varies but in general once you have at least 3 people (and preferably more) you will need to do the following:

  • Hold an initial meeting
  • Agree the groups aims
  • Write a constitution
  • Open a bank account
  • Decide who is going to do what

What support can the Council (Community Development) provide?

These are some of the key things that the team can help you with:

  • Forming a group
  • Running meetings (writing agenda and minutes etc)
  • Sourcing and applying for funding
  • Writing policies and procedures
  • Planning Consultation
  • Action Planning

For information & advice around setting up a group please contact us​.

Funding Advice & Support

For information & advice around funding please contact us​. The support offered includes:

  • Funding searches
  • Targeted funding information updates via quarterly bulletins
  • Support with bid writing
  • Production of supporting documents e.g. business plans and development of funding strategies

Monthly funding bulletins are available offering information on funding opportunities.  Sign up to recei​ve bulletin updates to your inbox.

Funding Bulletins »


Funding Training

Please find below the details of the Courses run by Halton Borough Council.​

  • Basic Bid Writing Training
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Training
  • Now You Have Your Grant Course
  • Developing a Fundraising Strategy​​​

If you wish to attend, dates and further information is available on our online form.

Book Online »