West Berkshire Council

Main Grants

The next Community Plus Fund Bid Round is due to be held in November 2013 (funds permitting).

The deadline for completed application forms to be received by Friday 11th October 2013.


The Community Plus Fund - Main Grants Programme is open to applications from eligible organisations who are looking to develop projects within housing association areas in West Berkshire or whose work will enhance the lives of residents living within housing association areas in West Berkshire.

The fund is not prescriptive and will consider bids for all types of projects, with priority going to ideas developed by residents themselves.

There is usually one round in each year and applicants can apply for grants up to £4,000 covering aspects such as purchasing equipment, hiring facilities and instructors or core running costs to support work. Please note that applicants may only hold a maximum grant of £4,000 in any one twelve month period.

Projects funded through the programme in the past have included:

  • the development of a playground
  • operating costs of an after-school club
  • football coaching for children and young people
  • a summer holiday activity programme
  • supporting access for residents to the Community Furniture Project.

Maybe you wish to improve a piece of waste ground for community use or to enhance the environment, or you have an idea for activities for young people in the your area, or you wish to develop a social session for the retired. If so, the Community Plus Fund may be able to help.

Please check your eligibility and then complete the correct application form and return it with any support material required.