Community grants & funding

Forest Youth Activities Fund 2017-18

Twenty four local youth groups have been awarded a share of £43,965.53 from the Forest Youth Activities Fund. We have also supported the training of youth sector adult volunteers in First Aid, Safeguarding and Food Safety. 

Activities funded are: dance, music, scouts outdoor adventures, football, healthy cooking, canoeing, go kart building, sports & games, arts & crafts, counselling & support, archery, drama, inclusive youth club, young carers activities, circus skills & puppet making, cricket, table tennis, boxing, gymnastics, mountain biking and long distance cycling.

This fund has now closed.  For more details of projects who have received a Forest Youth Activities Fund 2017-18 grant:

Community Grant 2017-18

Twenty three local community groups have been awarded a share of £21,070 from the Community Grant. This fund has now closed.  For more details of projects who have received a Community Grant this year:

Community Safety Partnership Grant 2017-18

A grant is now available for projects to help reduce crime and fear of crime in the Forest of Dean. The total amount of funding available for 2017-18 is £7,300.

Non-constituted groups can apply for up to £500 and constituted groups can apply for up to the maximum amount available. This fund is open to applications until it is fully allocated. Projects must cover the six Police and Crime Plan priorities:

  • Accessibility and accountability
  • Older but not overlooked
  • Young people becoming adults
  • Safe days and nights for all
  • Safe and social driving
  • Safer cyber

For more information on these priorities please visit Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Police and Crime Plan priorities

To apply:

For details of projects who have already received a Community Safety Partnership Grant 2017-18:

Community Defibrillator Grant 2017-18

Grant towards community defibrillators

A grant of up to £500 is currently available for Parishes, Wards and Towns towards the cost of publicly available community defibrillators. Cardiac Science can provide an excellent value for money package which is £1,495 plus VAT. This includes the following:

  • defibrillator unit
  • external casing
  • free theft insurance
  • training to local residents in how to use the unit and
  • all pads for 8 years

We recommend this offer for your community and it is approved by our Ambulance Service.   

Grant towards protective heated casing for community defibrillators

We are also now able to offer a grant of £250 to Parishes who already have a defibrillator unit but need the protective heated casing to enable it to be publicly available 24 hours a day.  Cardiac Science can provide this casing for a special price of £399 plus VAT.

For details of Parishes, Wards and Towns receiving a Community Defibrillator Grant in 2015-18:

For further information:

Service Level Agreements for voluntary and community organisations

We also support several voluntary and community organisations on an annual basis via service level agreements.  For more information please:

Funding advice for community groups and organisations

We fund Gloucestershire Rural Community Council (GRCC) to provide detailed advice on funding for your organisation, you can:

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