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Small Grants Programme


The small grants programme is funded by Bolton Council's Chief Executive's Department. 


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: The small grants programme will not fund activity that does not demonstrate significant community benefit.  More details can be found in the downloadable guidance notes at the bottom of the page.

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 a grant from the Small Grants Programme between 1st April 2018 and 31st June 2018.

When to apply:

DEADLINE:  Friday  12TH April 5pm. 

You will be notified of the outcome of your application by Friday 10th May.
Successful applicants can expect payment to arrive by Friday 31st May.
Please note that you shouldn't plan to deliver any activities until your grant is confirmed.


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.

Before starting your application we advise you to click below to download a pdf of the full information about our small grants

Grant information and Exclusions - Small Grants Programme Guidance 2019

Help to Apply:

For any other questions or queries please contact Bolton CVS on 01204 546010 or email Jane Attfield or Jo Williams in the Grants and Investments Team