Hall and Woodhouse Community Chest

Grants available for: Community groups in the South of England
Size of grants given: £300-£3,000
Next deadline: 14th July 2024

Aims of Fund

The ethos of the Community Chest is:

  • Working together towards improving both facilities and the lives of residents in the community.
  • Promoting, encouraging and supporting community involvement.
  • Offering access funds to local voluntary groups with clearly identified needs.

Who can apply

Applications are welcome from any voluntary or community organisation or group with a local interest that is based or works in the south of England, from Devon to Kent and north to Bath, Bristol and London.

Grants could be made in the following areas:

  • Youth work and activities
  • Sports and social clubs
  • Elderly and people with disabilities
  • Health and social care
  • Local arts and culture
  • Conservation and the environment

Applications will not be considered from national organisations or those that are profit making or political.

How much and what can you apply for

Groups can apply for grants of amounts between £300 and £3,000 to help them achieve their aims. Grants could be awarded for:

  • Equipment, furniture
  • Training
  • Transport
  • Professional assistance
  • Specific project resources
  • Operational costs

Applications will be judged on the following criteria:

Need: Is there a real need for this project? Does your project or organisation really improve the lives of local residents or is it nice to have?

Own efforts: What efforts have you made to help your own organisation? How much money have you raised for your project or organisation?

Difference: How much more money is needed to make the project a reality? Will a grant of up to £3,000 enable the project to happen?

How to apply

Apply using their downloadable form. You can download the form on their website. Once completed, email the application to them.

Deadlines for application

The fund usually opens once a year in Spring. For 2024, applications are open between 13th May and 16th July.

Contact details

Community Chest Applications
Hall & Woodhouse Ltd
The Brewery
Blandford St Mary
DT11 9LS

Last updated: 22/5/24 DA


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All Resource Centre information is available for free because we know small community groups have small budgets. However, we are a small charity, so if you are in a position to make a donation, it will help us to keep running this service into the future.