What is Grant Funding?
Grant funding are awards The VCS Alliance distributes on behalf of our commissioning and contracting partners. They differ from contracting and commissioning in that they are intended to give grass-roots and smaller community organisations access to light touch grant awards.
Grant funding awards will always have a smaller value than our contracting and commissioning opportunities. All our grant awards are either
Micro grants — £50 to £500
Small grants — £500 — £2500
All our micro and small grants are expected to be delivered within 12 months of the grant award. It may be a one off event, or a project that runs for 1 to 12 months. Often they may be small scale pilot projects.
These grants aim to:
Enable smaller grass-roots groups to develop a delivery record
Tackle health and wellbeing issues in communities
Undermine the wider social determinants of health that impact in communities
Build capacity and resilience across the VCSE sector.