Our New Name

We have now changed our name from Shropshire RCC to Community Resource.

To find out more about our new brand and why we’ve updated it, click here.

Shropshire Community Fund grants

The restored pond in Ash Parva, Whitchurch, which was completed after a local group successfully applied for a grant from the Twemlows Community Energy Fund

Community Resource administers a number of grants schemes through the Shropshire Community Fund to support groups to improve their community and the lives of local people.

Recover and Grow Grant Schememore

The aim of the Recover and Grow Grant Scheme is to give continued support to smaller, local not-for-profit and community organisations to:

  • help them recover from the negative impact of Covid-19, and
  • encourage new ways of working which will help them to be more resilient and effective going forward, stimulating the local economy, boosting public involvement in community activities and expanding the opportunities to volunteer.

Funded by Shropshire Council through the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) monies, Community Resource is making available grants between £500 and £5,000 to organisations who are, or will be, delivering help and support to their communities. Priority will be given to smaller groups & organisations who can evidence where the impact will be greatest.

Application form - apply here

Information pack - download here

Community Resilience Fundmore

The Community Resilience Fund supports groups in the aftermath of a crisis, ensuring they are able to survive and continue to support their communities.Grants of up to £1,000 are currently available to small community and voluntary groups in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin financially impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.

Some examples of what can be funded: 

  • A Village Hall or community centre that had to close and suffered loss of income through cancelled bookings but still has to meet ongoing running costs, and has low reserves;
  • Purchase of additional equipment (eg headsets, cameras, laptop computers, PPE ) to enable an organisation to continue to deliver services but in a different way
  • An organisation that has seen a spike in its costs as a result of mobilising volunteers to help people affected by the pandemic and/or floods, or greater demand for their services (eg purchase of food or other supplies for beneficiaries; volunteer expenses)
  • Extraordinary costs of getting services back up and running such as health and safety equipment, specialist cleaning

Next deadline: You can submit your application to us at any time. The grant panel will consider applications on monthly basis.

Application forms and guidance notes

Application form - apply here
Guidance notes - download here

Millichope Fund for Community Buildingsmore

Community Resource  has been asked by the Millichope Foundation to administer a fund for the benefit of community buildings in Shropshire. The fund provides small grants of up to £500 to enable village halls and community centres to purchase items of equipment to help meet the needs of their local community.

Examples of things that have been funded previously include:

  • Hearing loops or equipment to assist disabled users
  • Tables, chairs and other furniture
  • Kitchen equipment (eg white goods or crockery)
  • Replacement water heaters or radiators
  • Curtains, draught excluders and other insulation
  • Audio and visual equipment (eg a PA system) and portable staging

The fund cannot contribute to general running costs, staff salaries, volunteers expenses, large capital projects or resurfacing of car parks.

Next deadline: You can submit your application to us at any time.

Application form - apply here

Guidance notes - download here

Shropshire Grassroots Fundmore

The Shropshire Grassroots Fund aims to increase the availability of grant funding to build the capacity and sustainability and support for small voluntary and community groups and organisations (grassroots groups).

Grants up to £500 are available to small grassroots community and voluntary groups in Shropshire which have an annual turnover of less than £50,000 per annum. The Fund prioritises applications for requests which can be demonstrated to have a long term benefit for organisations to help them grow and develop. This can include core costs to help organisations extend their reach to more people, and widen their work.

Examples of the type of request we are keen to fund could include training (for staff and volunteers), volunteer expenses, furniture and equipment, promotional materials, and room hire. The fund cannot make a contribution to general appeals. It cannot fund on-going staff salaries, large capital build projects, parties or other one off events.

Next deadline: You can submit your application to us at any time.

Application form - apply here

Guidance notes - download here

Twemlows Fundmore

If your group/organisation is within 15 miles of Prees in North Shropshire, and running projects focussed on environmental improvements or community participation, we have a fund which may be able to help with up to £1,000.

Please contact us for more details 01743 360641.

Help from other fundersmore

There are thousands of funding sources available to help disadvantaged people and community groups. If you are a current paid member of Community Resource we may be able to help you to identify potential funding for your project.

You can become a member here

If you would like to know more, please contact 01743 360641 

You might also be interested in...