Latest Funding information and Support

Thinking of applying for funding? We’ve pulled together some of our top tips and advice to ensure your application has the best possible chance of success and how services at Thurrock CVS can support you.

Local Funding

Community Environmental Development Fund

The Community Environmental Development Fund (CEDF) benefits local people by supporting them to improve the environment of the borough, or to increase safety in communities or on our highways.

Deadline: 30th August 2020

Small Sparks Fund

The Small Sparks match Fund is designed to offer funding to community-led projects across Thurrock that bring residents together to work on the things that matter to them and their community.

Deadline: Ongoing

Essex Community Foundation Fund

The Essex Community Foundation charity supports a wide range of voluntary or community groups projects.

The foundation can give up to £10,000 for any project.

Deadline: Ongoing

Land of the Fanns Community Action Fund

‘Land of the Fanns’ is a low-lying area to the north of the river Thames, including parts of Greater London, Essex and Thurrock. The Fund is a grants programme for communities within and surrounding the Land of the Fanns Project area that compliment the wider delivery scheme and meet some of our main objectives and vision.

Deadline: 31st July 2020

UK Wide Funding

Anglian Water : Positive Difference Fund

Grants of £1,000 – £5,000 are available from the new Anglian Water Positive Difference Fund to help local charitable organisations deal with emerging issues in the community as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus.

Deadline: Ongoing

Veolia: Community Grants

Community Grant Scheme is available to constituted not-for-profit organisations and local authorities. Grants of between £10,200 and £75,000 are available to create or improve buildings or outside spaces for the benefit of the community.

Deadline: 3rd September 2020

The National Lottery Heritage Fund – Emergency Fund

A £50million fund to support the heritage sector as an immediate response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Grants of between £3,000 and £50,000 will be available to organisations which have received funding in the past or are either a current grantee, or still under contract following a previous grant.

Deadline: Ongoing

Tesco Bags of Help  – Covid-19 Communities Fund


Tesco Bags of Help is responding to the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis by setting up a new short-term fund to support local communities. Organisations that support vulnerable groups will be encouraged to apply for a grant of £500 to support organisational need in this time of crisis rather than fund specific projects.

Deadline: Ongoing

Foyle Foundation

Their Small Grants Scheme is designed to support charities registered and operating in the United Kingdom, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. Please note we are not able to support individuals.
Online applications can be accepted from charities that have an annual turnover of less than £150,000 per annum. Larger or national charities will normally not be considered under this scheme.

Deadline: Ongoing

The Art Fund (UK)

UK public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries and archives can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to help them respond to immediate challenges connected to the Covid-19 crisis, and to adapt and reimagine ways of working in the future. Through the Art Fund’s Respond and Reimagine the grants are available to provide immediate practical support connected to reopening such as staffing, equipment, training, or planning for future activities, and to provide opportunities for organisations to help them adapt for the future.

Deadline: 17th August 2020