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.

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

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

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

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

Applications to the fund can be made at any time on the BAF website

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. 

Visit the Brent 4 Community website



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