Grant funding for organisations

If you are looking for funding to support a business, community project or cultural organisation then we offer some funding opportunities and can also offer guidance and advice.

Below you will find a range of sources of funding from ourselves and other local and national organisations too. 

If you are starting a local project it's a good idea to talk to your local councillors also for any support they can provide. Find your local councillors.

Locally Important Projects

Locally Important Projects (LIPs) are projects we fund that meet local community needs.

The funding can be used to support the delivery of infrastructure, for example paths, village/town hall restoration and improvements, playground improvements etc.

The Locally Important Projects (LIPs) fund is now closed, we will update this page when funding is available.

Changing Places

Groups can apply for funding to help improve changing facilities for people with disabilities and additional needs. This can support feasibility studies or initial costs for the installation of facilities in line with the standards recommended by Changing Places.

The Changing Places fund is now closed, we will update this page when funding is available. 

South Cumbria Community Safety Partnership (CSP)

The South Cumbria CSP can award funding to organisations whose projects support the CSP's current priorities.

For example, we have funded Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Addiction Service (CADAS) to work with children in schools on drug and alcohol topics as well as risk taking behaviour. We have also funded a booklet for farms with health, fire and crime prevention information and a leaflet for rural households on avoiding scams and fraud.

For an application form or for more information please contact:

Business support

Finance finder for businesses

Grant funding guidance

Funding advice and support can be found at Cumbria Council for Voluntary Service (CVS).

External grant funding for organisations