Community grants and funding
Various grants and funding opportunities are available to voluntary organisations that provide the majority of their services to the residents of Brent. Organisations need to be properly constituted as a management committee or as a registered charity.
Covid – 19 Mutual Aid Grant
Brent Council acknowledges the support offered by residents, community organisations and schools to the wider community in many neighbourhoods and we would like to continue to offer small grants at this time specifically to support the 20 Mutual Aid Groups in Brent who are delivering much needed support.
- View the guidance notes for the Mutual Aid Grant
- Complete an expression of interest form to apply for this grant
Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) Fund
The NCIL Fund provides grants for community projects that support the regeneration of the borough.
NCIL applications are currently closed but will be relaunching in January 2021
- For more information on the Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) Fund
Voluntary Sector Initiative Fund - local grants
This fund is currently under review and the website will be updated at the appropriate time.
Edward Harvist Trust Fund (EHTF)
The grant is to fund one-off expenditure or that of a non-recurrent nature such as furniture, equipment, outings and cost relating to one-off events.
The maximum grant payable is £5,000 and should equal 70% of the total expenditure (organisations are required to fund 30% of the total cost through match funding).
Edward Harvist have made available additional funding to support Brent’s voluntary and community sector to response to the Covid-19 outbreak
- Make a grant application for the Edward Harvist Trust fund
- Download the guidance notes for making an application
Love Where You Live (LWYL)
In response to Covid–19, LWYL has been adapted to cover projects that can be delivered within the current and emerging government guidelines. Guidance notes and an application form can be downloaded for completion.
Deadlines for LWYL applications:
- Friday 27 November 2020
- Friday 11 December 2020
- Friday 29 January 2021
- Friday 26 February 2021
- Friday 26 March 2021
Please email completed application forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brent Advice Fund
The Brent Advice Fund (BAF) is a program of financial assistance created by Brent Council to help community organisations that provide advice in the following areas to the population of Brent:
- Money and debt advice
- Welfare benefit advice
- Housing advice
- Advice for older people and disabled people.
BAF provides two types of support grants:
- Advice grants
- Capacity grants
Brent 4 Community
Brent 4 Community is a community funding support website for Brent. Voluntary and community organisations, charities, community groups, social enterprises, and voluntary organisations can search through hundreds of Government, Lottery, charitable trust, and other funds available on a European, national, regional and local basis.
- Community grants and funding