Local Connections Grant

This grant is available to small community groups or those just starting out. It can be used for activities, events, groups or projects that bring people together, reducing isolation and loneliness. It is part of the Feeling Connected project.

Eligibility for Feeling Connected Grants

Your idea or existing community-based initiative:

  • Brings people together​
  • Helps to reduce loneliness and isolation
  • Creates opportunities for people to feel like they belong and feel more socially connected
  • Benefits a community or neighbourhood within Chesterfield Borough and/or North-East Derbyshire District​
  • Is Volunteer-led – you and (your team of helpers if you have any) aren’t paid for the work you do
  • Is Not for Profit

This grant is for up to £300.

The process is very simple. You do not need a bank account. We can hold the money for you, and re-fund agreed spending, when receipts are provided.

To apply, visit the Feeling Connected website, read the guidelines and fill in the on-line form: www.feelingconnected.org.uk