Community grants & funding

Community Safety Partnership Grant 2018-19

The Forest of Dean Community Safety Partnership (CSP) works to support safety in the community. The opportunity to apply for funding to help reduce crime and fear of crime in the Forest of Dean is now available.  To apply:

For more details of projects who have received a Community Safety Partnership Grant in 2018-19 so far:

Community Defibrillator Grant 2018-19

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 2015-19:

For further information:

Community Grant 2018-19

The Community Grant 2018-19 is now closed.

For more details of projects who have received a Community Grant in 2018-19:

Voluntary and Community Sector Fund 2019-2022

The Voluntary and Community Sector Fund (VCS Fund) is now closed.  Applications are currently being reviewed and information about funded activities will be available to download in due course.

Before opening this fund we reviewed all of the data we have regarding our district and consultation via an online survey took place.  The findings informed final decisions about the VCS Fund 2019-2022.  The see the survey results:

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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