Feeling Connected : various grants

Feeling Connected is one of DVA’s projects that supports people to bring others together; building community, forging friendships and creating connections. The Feeling Connected grants are small and simple to apply for. We particularly want to support individuals and small teams who are not yet organisations such as a Constituted Group or Association. Grants can be used for activities, events, groups or projects that bring people together, reducing isolation and loneliness.

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

The Feeling Connected Micro-Grant is up to £100.

The Local Connections Grant is 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