Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant from Nottinghamshire Community Foundation.

We assess and award targeted grants to grassroots community groups, charities and social enterprises to support the people that need help most. Our aim is to make Nottinghamshire a better place to live and work and create positive change for one and all. If your community group or charity operates in Nottingham or Nottinghamshire and you are supporting people in the city or county it is likely we will have grant funding available to support your work.

Nottinghamshire Community Foundation administers a number of grants programmes each with differing themes, criteria and available amounts. We recommend you read all of the criteria before making your application. We would also suggest you take a look at our FAQ page for more information about applying for a grant.

The majority of our applications are completed and submitted online. Click on the fund you are interested in from our ‘Apply for Grants‘ page and read the criteria before submitting an application. Click on the apply now button, read the information, and enter your email address. You will shortly receive an email with a link to your application form.

We have generated a guide to help with the application form and help on what makes a good application.

Support is also available from other agencies:
There are a wide range of organisations in Nottinghamshire to support voluntary and community groups. For additional help from other organisations with aspects of setting up and developing your group please see:

Ashfield Voluntary Action
  Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service
Mansfield Community and Voluntary Service
Newark and Sherwood Community and Voluntary Service
Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service
Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service
Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire



For help with writing a Safeguarding Policy the NSPCC have a number of resources for organisations who need to develop, review or enhance the Safeguarding Policy for the protection of children and young adults.


If you have any other queries, please contact our Grants Team on 01623 620202, alternatively email us on


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