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VCS Grants

Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Grants Scheme

Worcestershire County Council runs a grants scheme for the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) that runs twice a year in Spring and Autumn. On these pages you can find out about:

What types of grants are available?

Our grants are split into two types:

  • Strategic Grants provide funding for a three-year period and are monitored by the relevant grant lead during this period
  • Community Grants fund 'one-off' events or initiatives during a single year.

What are the grants for?

The purpose of the grants is to fund VCS organisations that can deliver valuable community services, such as activities for older people, community transport provision and support for carers. The grants available can be different in each round therefore we encourage organisations to check the web pages in each round to see what is available.

How can you apply?

Details of specific grants will be available on these webpages when each round of funding is open for applications, be sure to check our web pages regularly for all the latest information.

Why is the Council funding the VCS through this process?

Worcestershire County Council undertook a Best Value Review of its work with the Voluntary & Community Sector in 2004. It was agreed that the Shopping, Investing & Giving framework be put in place in response to this review and its main purpose is to make the whole funding process more transparent and robust.

Further Information

In this section


More Information

See also in our website

External websites

  • Worcestershire Compact
    The Worcestershire Compact is a commitment between the Statutory Sector and Voluntary and Community Sector in Worcestershire which aims to ensure we work better together
  • Open4community
    Looking for funding? You've come to the right place.
  • Local Compact
    This User Guide, published in 2011, provides a comprehensive overview of local Compacts.
  • Compact Voice
    We provide training and resources, and represent the sector's concerns to the government.

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This page was last reviewed 17 May 2013 at 11:11.
The page is next due for review 13 November 2014.