Community Grants

Community Grants 2014-2015

Community Grants is a partnership programme between South West Foundation, Learning Curve, The Skills Funding Agency and the European Social Fund. Funding has been allocated to projects led by Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations to provide those people furthest removed from the labour market, the skills and confidences they need to move forward with their lives.

In partnership with the South West Foundation, the Learning Curve is managing the latest jointly funded European Social Fund and Skills Funding Agency, Community Grant Programme 2014-2015 for the South West Region (excluding Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly).

This Community Grant Programme provides grants of up to £13000 to enable small (yearly turnover less than £300k) Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations to offer projects supporting people furthest removed from the labour market in moving towards employment.

Organisations receiving grants in 2014-15:


  • Acorn Centre
  • All Nations Ministries
  • Amber Initiatives
  • Cool Recovery
  • Creativity Centre Educational Trust
  • Forches
  • Homestart Torbay
  • Honicknowle Comnet
  • Imagine
  • North Prospect Community Learning
  • Organic Arts
  • Refugee Support Devon
  • Seize the Moment
  • South Hampshire CAB
  • South Hampshire Lifestyles
  • Teignbridge CAB
  • Teignbridge CVS
  • Teignmouth Learning Centre

Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole

  • Access Dorset
  • Boscombe Independent Advice Centre
  • Bus Stop Club
  • Dorset Blind Association
  • Lymenet
  • Poole CVS
  • Rendezvous (The)
  • Toby's Shaftesbury
  • Vita Nova
  • Volunteer Centre Dorset
  • Weymouth Community Volunteers


  • Active Connections
  • Art Playground
  • Artshape
  • Brockworth Community Project
  • Building Circles
  • Churn Project
  • Ebenezer Stroud
  • Forest Voluntary Action
  • GL11 Community Project
  • Gloucestershire Gateway Trust
  • Oakley Neighbourhood Project
  • Stroud Beresford
  • Stroud Valleys Project


  • Balsam Centre
  • Edventure Frome CIC
  • Growing Space
  • Heads Up
  • Headway Somerset
  • Henhayes Community Centre
  • Hub Yeovil
  • Mean Feet Dance
  • MECA
  • Open StoryTellers
  • Somerset Film
  • Somerset Youth Volumteering

WIltshire & Swindon

  • DASH
  • Elizabeth House Social Centre
  • Headway Salisbury & South Wiltshire
  • Home-Start South Wiltshire
  • Kennet Furniture Refurbiz
  • Olive Tree Cafe
  • Reach Inclusive Arts
  • Soundwell Music Therapy
  • Volunteer Centre Swindon
  • Wiltshire People First
  • Wiltshire Scrapstore

West of England

  • Black and Minority Ethnic Clinic
  • Bristol Somali Resource Centre
  • Chase & Kings
  • Forest of Avon Trust
  • IDEAL Community Action
  • North Somerset BME
  • Overseas Chinese Association
  • Savannah Development Foundation
  • Somerset Wood Recycling
  • South Glos Deaf Association
  • St Werburgh's City Farm
  • Voluntary Action North Somerset