Community and digital grants
Learn more about the funding available to support organisations working in Clarion's communities
Clarion Futures delivers a range of grant programmes which support those working to improve the lives of our residents, as well as helping them stay more digitally connected.
Find out more about our Community and Digital grants below.
Our community grants support projects which improve the lives of our residents, and help them to thrive as part of vibrant, connected, and sustainable communities.
These include specific programmes for young people, green initiatives and more.
To find out which grants are currently live, and the deadlines for applications, visit our Grants Portal below.
How it works
Your project must support and engage our residents and their community. If it does, we can award grants to help pay for things like:
- event fees, such as 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 that exclude people by religion, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality.
How we make funding decisions
All applications will undergo an initial assessment by our Grants Team. Shortlisted applicants may be contacted by the Clarion Futures Team to gather any additional information. A Grants Panel will make their final funding decisions based on the programme criteria.
Monitoring and reporting success
To help us measure the impact of our grants, you have to collect information on your project’s success and beneficiaries. You also have to maintain regular communication with us and to complete a final report showing how the grant was spent and the benefits for our residents and the community. Your assigned Communities Officer will support you throughout.
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.
Your project must be aimed at supporting Clarion residents and the wider community.
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 hold an existing Clarion Futures grant award this will be taken into consideration when our panel makes its funding decisions. Please not, while 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 so we welcome applications from existing partners, as well as organisations new to Clarion Futures.
If you have any questions about our Community Grants programme you can contact the Grants Team below.
West Ealing Community Grants Programme
We award 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.
You can find deadlines for the next round in our Application Guidance or on our Grants Portal.
Apply for a West Ealing Grant
To apply for a West Ealing Grant, applications must be submitted via our dedicated grants' portal.
Help with your application
If you’d like help with the portal or completing your application, or if you have any additional questions about the West Ealing Grant, please email our Clarion Futures Grants team.
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 help people discover how developing digital skills and using online tools and services can enhance their daily lives.
You can find application deadlines for the next round in our Application Guidance or on our Grants Portal.
Full eligibility criteria and application dates can be found in our Application Guidance PDF below:
Click the button below to apply for a Digital Grant using our dedicated grant portal.
Contact the Digital Support Team
If you’d like help developing your project ideas, please email our Clarion Futures Digital Support 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.