Development, Funding and Grants

Welcome to the Funding and Development Team

Bolton CVS' Funding and Development Team strive to ensure voluntary and community groups in Bolton can access the best possible funding advice & developmental support services to assist in strengthening their operational effectiveness in becoming stronger sustainable organisations.

We can help your organisation to:

  • Identify and apply for appropriate funding
  • Develop the knowledge and skills of your management committee, trustee board, staff and volunteers
  • Ensure you have appropriate systems and structures in place in order to run your organisation effectively

How can Bolton CVS help my organisation?

  • Email us at with your funding and development enquiry. Please provide as much information as you can so that we can direct you to the most appropriate support. If you would like us to read through a draft funding application, please allow enough time before the funding deadline date as it may take several days for one of the team to respond with feedback.
  • One-to-one support sessions - please contact us for more information.
  • Subscribe to our regular e-bulletin
  • Check out our Stronger Together Training Programme. If you can't find the course you're looking for, please contact us to find out more about our bespoke training.


Bolton CVS Grants and Investments

To go directly to information on Grants and Investments managed by Bolton CVS, click here

If you need support or guidance, you can contact our Funding and Development Team directly.

  • Lauren McKechnie: Volunteer Services and Group Development Co-ordinator - 01204 5460010
  • Sharon Bolus: Group Development Officer - 01204 546025
  • Adrian Nottingham: Quality and Impact Officer - 01204 546028
  • Jane Attfield: Grants and Investments Senior Officer - 01204 546026
  • Jo Williams: Funding Officer - 01204 546028 / 546025