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 from round 1 are:


  • All Nations Ministries
  • South Hampshire Lifestyles
  • Acorn Centre
  • Amber Initiatives
  • Forches
  • Homestart Torbay
  • Organic Arts
  • Cool Recovery
  • Honicknowle Comnet
  • Teignbridge CAB

Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole

  • Poole CVS
  • Volunteer Centre Dorset
  • Rendezvous (The)
  • Lymenet
  • Vita Nova
  • Toby's Shaftesbury


  • Forest Voluntary Action
  • GL11 Community Project
  • Oakley Neighbourhood Project
  • Gloucestershire Gateway Trust
  • Stroud Beresford
  • Churn Project
  • Building Circles

Wiltshire and Swindon

  • DASH
  • Soundwell Music Therapy
  • Reach Inclusive Arts
  • Volunteer Centre Swindon
  • Kennet Furniture Refurbiz
  • Wiltshire Scrapstore


West of England

  • Black and Minority Ethnic Clinic
  • Chase & kings
  • Voluntary Action North Somerset
  • SEEDS Bath
  • South Glos Deaf Association
  • Overseas Chinese Association
  • North Somerset BME
  • Bristol Somali Resource Centre