Community grants & funding

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 £339 plus VAT.

For details of Parishes, Wards and Towns receiving a Community Defibrillator Grant in 2015-17:

For further information:

Community Grant 2017-18 

A grant of up to £500 for non-constituted groups and up to £2,000 for constituted groups is currently available for not for profit voluntary and community groups.  The closing date for applications is 30 June 2017 at 3pm.

Funding priorities are:

  • Projects which support, strengthen and empower communities
  • Activities involving the very young (under 11's)
  • Projects tackling an ageing population/healthy ageing

For details of not for profit voluntary and community groups receiving a Community Grant in 2016-17:

For further information:

Forest Youth Activities Fund 2016-17

This fund is now fully allocated. For details of projects receiving a Forest Youth Activities Fund 2016-17 grant please:

Community Safety Partnership Fund 2015-17

This fund is now fully allocated. For details of projects receiving a Community Safety Partnership Fund 2015-17 grant please:

Organisations funded via Service Level Agreements 2016-17

For details of the range of organisations who provide specific services for the community please:

Funding advice for community groups and organisations

Gloucestershire Rural Community Council (GRCC) can provide detailed advice on funding for your organisation, please: