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Community and digital grants

See how you can get a community or digital grant for up to £5,000.

Community Youth Grants

Find out how you can get a grant of up to £5,000 for a project to help improve the lives of young people in your local community.

Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available to organisations working in Clarion Communities seeking to support young people (aged 25 and under) with activities which:

  • Empower young people
  • Support young carers
  • Support youth mental wellbeing
  • Deliver youth social action initiatives
  • Deliver intergenerational connections
  • Improve access to opportunities, career planning, training and skills
  • Develop resilience and support young people through times of transition

We would be interested in receiving applications in these areas as well as any other innovative work which supports young people thrive as part of vibrant, connected and sustainable communities.

Lewisham Arthouse

Lewisham Arthouse used one of our community grants to help organise their inspirational Making Works workshops for young people.

These free, outdoor sessions help local children have fun creating art and sculptures, while also teaching them transferrable practical skills.

How it works

Your project must support and engage our residents and their community. If it does, we can award grants to pay for costs like:

  • event fees eg venue hire and refreshments
  • equipment, resources or marketing materials 
  • delivery staff costs or volunteer expenses
  • overheads (10% of project total). 

Grants can also be used for capital costs, but we can’t support requests for 100% of capital costs unless it’s clear how the money will directly benefit our residents and the community.

We don’t offer funding for party-political or religious activities; commercial ventures; retrospective funding; individuals or projects run by individuals; or activities excluding people by religion, ethnicity, gender or sexuality. 

Eligibility

You can only apply if you’re a not-for-profit organisation. This includes constituted community groups, registered charities, social enterprises and parent teacher associations.  

You must be delivering a project aimed at supporting Clarion residents and the wider community, and which is predominately for the benefit of young people aged 25 and under.

What you need 

  • Minimum of three unrelated management committee members.
  • Governing document.
  • Bank account and statement.
  • Annual income below £500,000. (unless your organisation is the managing body for a Clarion Community Asset)
  • Record of income and expenditure (or forecasts for a new group).
  • Safeguarding policy for work with people under 18 or vulnerable adults.
  • Insurance, including public liability where needed.  

You can still apply if you have received a grant under any other Clarion Futures grant programme which is either still active or pending the submission of your End of Grant Report.

If you do hold an existing Clarion Futures grant award this will be taken into consideration when our panel makes its funding decisions. Whilst you are eligible to apply, we are not always able to offer multiple grant awards to the same organisation in the same year.

We recognise that organisations offer a range of activities and services within our communities. As such, we welcome applications from existing partners, as well as organisations new to Clarion Futures.

West Ealing Community Grants Programme

You can get grants of up to £5,000 to fund projects for the benefit of residents and the wider community in the West Ealing area.

We’re particularly interested in funding projects that:

  • provide opportunities to people under 25
  • promote wellbeing and support older people
  • provide positive activities to support families and communities.

The current application round is now closed.

Help with your application

To express an interest in future funding rounds, or if you’d like help developing your project ideas, please email our Clarion Futures Grants team.

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Digital grants

You can get a grant of up to £5,000 for innovative digital inclusion projects.

We support projects that help Clarion residents and the wider community to get online, and safely and confidently use the internet as an everyday tool.

Projects or activities should enable people to discover how developing digital skills and using online tools and services can enhance their daily lives.

Application now closed

The application window is now closed. We'll announce the dates for the next application window soon.

Digital Grants – Application Guidance (pdf)

Digital Grants – Example Projects (pdf)

Digital Grants – Template Application Form (pdf)

Contact the Digital Inclusion Team

If you’d like help developing your project ideas, please email our Clarion Futures Digital Inclusion team.

Contact the Digital Inclusion Team

Contact the Grants Team

If you’d like help with the portal or completing your application, or if you have any additional questions, please email our Clarion Futures Grants team.

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