Advice for local voluntary sector

Grants and Funding

Brent Council Funding

Grants 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.  


Voluntary Sector Initiative Fund - local  grants


About the fund

This grant provides funding for the voluntary and community sector in Brent for projects aligned to the Brent Borough Plan 2015/19 priorities:   

  • Better Lives
  • Better Place
  • Better Locally

More detailed information on key priority areas for the grants within the borough plan priorities are included in the grant application pack.

The grant is a two year grant to cover the period from July 2016 to June 2018. The maximum grant payable is £25,000 per year (£50,000 for the two years).

There will be no grant round in 2017.

This grant round is now closed.

The closing date was 10am, Monday 18 April 2016.

To apply download and complete the 2016 VSIF Application Pack.

View list of current VSIF grant recipients

Edward Harvist Trust Fund

About the fund

This grant is awarded for one-off costs such as the purchase of furniture, equipment, outings, summer play scheme and costs relating to one-off events.

We are one of the five boroughs (Barnet, Brent, Camden, City of Westminster and Harrow) that run this fund on behalf of the Edward Harvist Trust Fund with London Borough of Harrow as the managing agents.

Organisations applying for more than £2000 are required to contribute 30 per cent of the total cost of the project or event.

Application Support Workshops

Workshops will be held to offer guidance on applying for Edward Harvist Trust Fund Grants. For details please email .


Deadline for applications

Wednesday 31 October 2018  

Please click to apply


Contracts and tender opportunities

We advertise for goods and services, providing organisations of all sizes with a wide range of commercial opportunities.

View more information on tenders and contracts


Search for other funding - Open4Community

Open 4 Community allows users to search for funding opportunities across the country. The Brent 4 community area will send you details of possible funders and how to contact them.

For further information, please contact us.


Brent Community Champions

Brent Community Champions Awards are held annually by Brent Council to honour and recognise individuals who have given outstanding community and voluntary service in Brent.

For further information, please contact us.

Voluntary Sector Liaison Forum

Brent Voluntary Sector Liaison Forum allows dialogue between our voluntary organisations in Brent.

CVS Brent runs the quarterly Voluntary Sector Liaison Forum. The forum gives voluntary sector organisations a chance to:

  • make presentations about projects being run in the borough
  • make connections with other voluntary sector organisations
  • learn more about our plans
  • raise issues for discussion
  • decide on policies in the voluntary sector
  • become involved with regeneration in Brent.

Date of next meeting

Date: TBA

For more information please contact CVS Brent.


CVS Brent

CVS (Council for Voluntary Services) Brent is the independent umbrella organisation for Brent's voluntary, community and not-for-profit sector. It is a key partner in our ambitions to engage organisations from this sector.

CVS Brent's role includes:

  • consulting the local sector and residents with the aim of empowering them so they may influence decision-making
  • bespoke fundraising training, advice, information and guidance
  • developing partnerships with local and regional statutory bodies and the private sector
  • attracting money into the borough by helping organisations in the bidding process
  • supporting the development of medium term financial strategies for organisations to ensure survival

Contacting CVS Brent

Contact: Fuad Uddin, development manager
Phone: 020 3011 1690
Address: CVS Brent, 5 Rutherford Way, Wembley HA9 0BP