New fund for core costs

12 September 2017

Heart of Bucks has announced the launch of Core Strength – Local Communities for 2017/18 in partnership with UK Community Foundations. This is a 12-month programme to cover the day-to-day costs of small, locally led groups.

The aim is to provide funding for groups’ core costs – meaning expenditure that is not connected to delivering projects but focusing on investing in the organisation as a whole, such as basic running costs. 

People living in areas of disadvantage or who face social issues often get vital support from smaller local groups based within their communities. It is these locally based groups that truly understand the needs of the people they serve and make a huge difference to their lives.

This fund recognises the importance of local community organisations and the pivotal role they play across the UK. That is why this exciting programme funds organisational costs only and NOT direct project delivery. This funding will help ensure organisations continue to sustain themselves and support their local communities.

Grants of between £1-£5,000 are available.  You must be a locally led and based organisation – based within the area you are carrying out your work and have local people involved in running the organisation.  You must be working in a disadvantaged or deprived area and have limited access to other sources of funding.

For more information on the fund, who can apply and how to apply visit  or contact or call 01296 330134

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