Support & Funding

Community Projects need support to get underway and to keep going. In some cases that includes financial support.

Parish Councils can provide grants to community groups both for start-ups and for ongoing support. In some cases, Parish Councils themselves may also be eligible for funding from certain grant programmes.

Leicestershire County Council has a variety of funding opportunities that can be accessed by Community Groups and Parish and Town Councils through the SHIRE Grants. More information about SHIRE Grants is available on Leicestershire County Council's website:

Voluntary Action Leicestershire (VAL) is commissioned by Leicestershire County Council to provide advice, support, training and other relevant services to voluntary and community sector organisations in Leicestershire. VAL's website has a variety of tools and resources for community groups:

There is also a range of funding and related support and information on the Leicestershire Communities website: