Small Grants Programme


The small grants programme is funded by Bolton Council's Chief Executive's and Public Health Departments. Organisations can make one successful application between 1st  April 2016 and 31st March 2017 up to a maximum of £1500.

Who our grants are for:

To be eligible for our grants, your organisation must:

  • be either: a constituted voluntary or community group,  a registered charity or community interest company or other constituted not for profit organisation.
  • be based and/or of benefit to people living in the Bolton local authority area.
  • have an annual income of under £40,000 in it’s last financial year.
  • not have received 2 or more grants from this Small Grants Programme since April 2014.

What our grants are for:

Bolton CVS’s small grants programme provides voluntary and community groups across Bolton with the opportunity to apply for up to £1,500 to invest in activities that promote inclusion, wellbeing and encourage participation.  The grants provide a real opportunity to make great things happen whether on your street, neighbourhood or across the borough.

Please note: From 1st October 2016 we can no longer give grants towards any trips, outings, meals, parties or any other one off activity that does not demonstrate significant community benefit.  More details can be found in the downloadable guidance notes at the bottom of the page.

When to apply:

Deadlines for 2016/17 are 4pm:

Monday 14th November 2016

Monday 27th February 2017

Please allow 4 weeks from any of these deadlines before planning to start your activities.

How to apply: 

All applications must now be submitted through our online grant application.

To make an application, first of all you need to create a Bolton CVS website account here.

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

Now you will be able to log in to our website using your email and password  here. Then you will see the "User menu" on the left of the screen where you can click to start a grant application.

You can save and return to this form and will be able to view it again once it's been submitted.

Help with computer skills. We are offering some free training for people who are new to using computers to increase their skills so they can apply for grants online. Click here for more details

Click below to download a pdf of the full information about our small grants

Grant information and Exclusions

Grants Awarded in December 2016







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