Investing in communities

Colyer-Fergusson Trust believes that small, locally focused organisations are often best placed to deliver flexible, responsive and direct support to the most vulnerable people in society.

At a time of rising demand for their services, smaller organisations have been particularly hard hit by funding cuts and the move to contracts and tender-based funding.  This programme is targeted at smaller, community-led organisations and offers two key strands:

Stabilising:  providing grants for basic running/core costs not specifically connected to delivering projects, to help local groups concentrate on delivering vital services.

Extending: providing one-off grants to help develop and strengthen local, grassroots organisations.


Download the programme guidance material
Download the questions and prepare your application in advance
Apply online