South West Foundation
South West Foundation

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South West Foundation

Manor Farm

Skinners Hill

Bath BA2 0PJ

Phone: 01761 471104


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What's new?

Foundation Calls for Local Enterprise Partnerships to save Community Grants Programme


The highly successful Community Grant Programme funded by Skills Funding Agency and European Social Fund worth around £80 Million to the sector nationally since it started 8 years ago, is about to fall through the funding net, if it is not picked up under the new structures of the Local Enterprise Partnerships(LEPs).The Foundation has written to every LEP in the South West to ask them to consider including this programme in their future plans.SEE REPORT ON GRANTS PAGE.




£805,000 has now been allocated to over 75 community organisations throughout the region.

Capacity Building Programme to be announced soon but will include free Train the Trainers programmes,Fundraising for Small Groups,Community Research and more. For more details contact the Foundation.

Foundation calls on Local Enterprise Partnerships to include the highly successful Community Grant Programmes in their Future Planning

Into Employment:full report and list of grants allocated through current programme.
Into Emplyment report 2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [501.1 KB]

Grant Programmes

Voted Funder of the year in the South West the Foundation has the following grant programmes open:




In partnership with the Learning Curve the Foundation is managing a Community Grants Programme of £805,000.This Programme is jointly funded through  European Social Fund and Skills Funding Agency. The Community Grant Programme is for grants up to £13,000  to enable  Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations to offer projects to support people furthest removed from the labour market to move toward employment. This programme is now closed to new applications as all funds have been allocated.The projects funded are very diverse and include training programmes, advice and information provision, confidence and skills building.There is no requirement for beneficiaries to be in employment at the end of the programme but previous programmes have each benefitted over 2,000 people with over 1,000 people moving onto employment, training and volunteering per programmes.

This is the sixth ESF funded programme that the Foundation has managed.


Small grants up to £1,000 to community organisations that are making a difference in areas where Sovereign Housing has its properties

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