Funding for the Voluntary and Community Sector

VCS Community

Community Volunteers Fund (CVF)

Please note: the Community Volunteers Fund is temporarily closed.

If you would like to receive an update on when the fund opens again, please register your interest by emailing:

Do you want to Make a Difference in your Community during the recovery phase of Covid-19, but need a small amount of money to support your ideas? 

Recognising the invaluable work being delivered across our Borough HBBC has made available the Community Volunteer Fund of £250 to give you the opportunity to enhance your Volunteering activities.

Volunteers looking to grow/develop or expand an existing piece of work, or delivery of a new piece of work.   Either individual volunteers, small groups of community volunteers or volunteers delivering under the umbrella of a larger group or organisation. 

Volunteers are invited to put forward applications which develop and sustain community activities centered on Covid-19 recovery, with outcomes such as health and well-being/positive mental health along with having a positive impact to our locality. 

Examples of previously successful projects: 
Support for older people i.e. dementia support groups, friendship groups
Gardening projects, Community allotments, litter pickers
Projects supporting theatrical and musical groups 
Sports and physical activities, including inclusive activities i.e. armchair exercises, dancing, outdoor activities.
Pilot Community Schemes
Support for groups providing heritage/arts/ crafts activities, cooking

The CVF cannot fund towards:
Structures on rented land, Building projects
Research Projects/Consultation Projects
Projects supporting an individual

Your project must deliver outcomes which have a positive impact on people’s lives residing within the Hinckley & Bosworth Borough.


Partnership funding

The HBBC/VCS Partnership Commissioning is unique to Leicestershire.   It has been developed over the past 7 years by the VCS for the VCS. The funding streams are inclusive through various Partnership funding programmes, offering small community groups, larger organisations and most recently volunteering, funding opportunities and a chance to highlight/develop their work, sustain successful projects, enabling positive or often life changing outcomes to people across our Borough. 

The Partnership particularly encourages collaborative approaches enabling a greater understanding of the collective offer of both the VCS Sector and the Statutory Sector.


You can find further information regarding other sources of funding via Leicestershire Communities which releases a monthly bulletin regarding funding streams currently available:

For Covid19 Funding:


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