Grants available from £500 - £3,000

Part of the Hinckley & Bosworth VCS Partnership, the Making a Difference Fund offers community grants of between £500 to £3,000 to kickstart new projects within the VCS network (volunteer & community sector) or to boost the impact of VCS groups across Hinckley and Bosworth Borough.

Funded by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council and administered by the RCC, it offers a quick and easy way to apply for a small grant for your charity or community project.

Although a wide range of community projects are eligible, we are actively encouraging applications that help to reduce the impact of climate change or that support the celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We are also encouraging applications for community activities and initiatives that support the impact of the Ukrainian crisis e.g. establishment of welcome/friendship groups, development of welcome packs, etc.

For any applications regarding the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations, you will need to demonstrate that you are an existing voluntary group and that your Jubilee Celebrations are an extension of your existing offer to the community.

Any application for grants to fund one off private street parties celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee are not eligible.

Please submit your application regarding the Platinum Jubilee Celebration before the deadline of Friday 20th May 2022.

To be eligible you must be: 

A Charity or a constituted ‘not for profit’ community group.

Operating within the Hinckley & Bosworth Borough.

Able to clearly show how a grant will be used for community benefit or to meet unmet need in the Borough.

Able to evidence planned expenditure (excluding staff costs) and details of any other fundraising (if required).