Funding Success!

16 May 2018


Community Action gives advice and support to voluntary and community organisations on applying for funding and we love hearing about successful funding applications - particularly those we have been involved in! Below are some recent funding success stories - if you have any to share please contact us.

Intercultural Social Group
The Intercultural Social Group contacted us for advice and support with their funding bid to the Big Lottery's Awards For All programme to fund group activities, events and trips. As a result the organisation was awarded £5451.
Jagdish Attri, of the organisation said: "The whole group appreciate the effort Community Action have made in making our application a success, so thank you very much indeed".

Spondon Horticultural Society
Spondon Horticultural Society was awarded funding from Big Lottery's Awards For All programme for two eco-toilets on the allotment site as a result of help and support from Community Action.
Janet Yeomans from the SHS said: "We just want to say a big thank you for the advice, help and support you gave us with the completion of the application form - Community Action's input was much appreciated and it has helped us enormously to get the funding."

Can Nga Court
Can Nga Court is a Cantonese Opera Association in Derby that was started by elders of the Chinese community who were very keen to share this form of art with other members of the local community. Can Nga Court recently secured £8041 of funding from Awards for All with the help of Community Action for equipment and costumes.
Lee Lau of the Association said: "The funding will enable us to get much needed equipment to allow this rare Chinese opera group to grow and flourish. This is an exciting time for us and will enable us to spread the delights of opera singing, music and entertainment to the local communities. We believe that this was only possible with your support, your experience and more importantly your organisation's connection with other groups and funding sources."

Shakti Group Shanti Ladies Group
The Shanti Ladies Group secured funding from Awards For All for £8227 as a result of advice and support from Community Action. The funding will be used for IT classes, healthy cooking classes and health and wellbeing classes.

If you would like support with funding bids email Nick Pritchard.