We have launched a community welcome spaces grant to support local groups and venues wanting to provide a warm, safe and friendly place for South Gloucestershire residents this winter.

This has been made available from the Household support fund.

The grant can be used to fully fund or contribute to the running of a free-to-use space. It can also be used to provide additional support in the space, such as advice services, hot drinks or food parcels.

Awards of up to £500 are available on a first come, first served basis until the funding runs out.

Who can apply

You can apply for this grant if you are a:

  • voluntary or community group
  • charitable or social enterprise organisation
  • town or parish council

How to apply

You will need to:

  • register and be approved on our online grants system
  • request an application form, complete and return it to grants@southglos.gov.uk

We will tell you if your application has been approved and payments will follow for successful applicants.

You can read the principles and processes for full information on the application process.

We publish all grant awards and project descriptions on our open data webpage.

Register with our online grants system

You must provide full details of your organisation using our online registration form. This helps us to contact you and process payments.

You only need to register once, and you can update your details at any time.

You must be fully registered before making a grant funding application. We cannot approve or pay you until all details have been completed.

You must upload your:

  • constitution or governing rules
  • equality and diversity policy
  • safeguarding policy
  • financial accounts for the most recent reporting year

Read the registration guidance for full information.

See our grants privacy notice to find out how we use your data.

Advice and support

You can book a phone appointment to discuss your space or get help with registering.

The grants helpline 01454 865865 is open Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm or you can email us on grants@southglos.gov.uk.

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