Central Locality - Community Investment Fund

Central Locality - Community Investment Fund

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for VCFS organisations in the Doncaster Central Locality. This area comprises Balby, Town Ward, Cantley, Hexthorpe, Clay Lane, Intake, Wheatley, City Centre,  and Bessacarr.

The Fund is to support and maximise the energy and innovation community groups bring to Doncaster. The fund will support organisations in growing, adapting and sustaining services and activities that seek to build on the strengths of a community, tackle community challenges, increase accessibility and address the most prevalent health and wealth inequalities.

To be eligible for this funding your group must target one or more of the health and wealth priorities in the Central locality:
- Children and young people’s provisions in their local community
- Training and employment opportunities
- Address some of the most prevalent health conditions, including but not limited to (Respiratory conditions, Diabetes, Obesity, Cancer)
- Poor healthy lifestyle choices (including weight management, smoking cessation, physical inactivity, drug, and alcohol misuse) 
- Activities which raise awareness around mental health within the community
- Social isolation
- Neighbourhood Safety
- Increasing use of community assets such as community spaces and green spaces 
- Increasing a sense of community spirit.

Examples of what we do not fund: 

Building refurbishment work.          
Project costs that have already been incurred (retrospective funding).      
Political and religious activity, although political and religious groups may apply for funding for community activities.          
Activities outside of the Borough of Doncaster.          
Endowments/loan repayments. 
Existing provision 
Does not endorse or promote any form of wagering or gambling

A condition of funding, and in addition to the reporting requirements, we would ask you to help us in capturing stories, experiences, and conversations about your projects and how they have impacted the people you are supporting and the wider community.    

Applications for Central Locality Capital Grants will also be considered from organisations that have been in receipt of previous grant funding. If you have been successful in receiving grant funding from the Social Isolation Alliance and would like to submit a Central Locality Capital Grant application, previous/ongoing project performance will be considered at panel. 

The panel will review the submitted information on a case-by-case basis.  

Information outlining supporting documents that needs to be submitted as well as the reporting requirements for the grant can be found on the Application Form. Organisations that do not have audited financial accounts can complete the Balance Sheet and Income Statement.

For support and information, please contact sia@dclt.co.uk

Application Form - Central Community Investment Fund

- Income Statement

- Balance Sheet