Bolton's Fund

Bolton’s Fund is all about igniting the positivity and passion in our communities.  Through investing in voluntary and community groups and organisations we know that together we can make a big difference to the lives of local people.

Bolton’s Fund is a new investment programme for the voluntary and community sector in Bolton which brings together funding from Bolton Council, NHS Bolton CCG, Bolton at Home and Bolton CVS and aims to test new ways of investing and valuing our communities.

Bolton’s Fund will promote, develop and strengthen what makes and keeps residents healthy and happy and make Bolton a vibrant place to live, work, learn and volunteer.

What investments are available?

For this first round we are testing two levels of investments

  • Micro Investments – up to £100
  • Small Investments – up to £1,500

What we want to hear about in your application

  • Your passion - the strengths of your community and how that will grow if your application is successful
  • Your aspirations – what you aspire to do in the future, no matter how small
  • Your inspiration – who or what has inspired your idea
  • Your commitment to one or more of the Bolton 2030 Outcomes

How to apply: 
All applications must be submitted through our online investment application form.  

Read information and guidelines on the investment.

If you don't already have a Bolton CVS account you need to create a Bolton CVS website accoun

You will then receive an email to confirm this has been created.

Now you will be able to log onto our website using the "log on" link at the bottom right hand side of the home page of the Bolton CVS website. 

To access the investment application forms, click here.  You can save and return to this form and will be able to view it again once it's been submitted.

Deadline for application: Tuesday 8th January 2019, 5.00pm.

For more information:

A briefing session has been arranged on Monday 17th December 2018, 6.00pm - 7.00pm.  Book your place here

Call on 01204 546048 or e-mail