Small Grants

Grants of up £1,000 are available for organisations in Gloucestershire who work to benefit disabled people and people with mental health problems. Grants could be for new projects, pilot schemes or specific pieces of equipment.

You can the download application form in PDF (or download the Word version) via this website or contact us and we’ll send the relevant form(s) out to you.

Sports Equipment Grants

Grants of up to £5,000 to purchase sports-related equipment for activities are available for organisations in Gloucestershire who work to benefit disabled people and people with mental health problems. Grants could be for things like rugby wheelchairs or wheelchair accessible bikes.

You can the download application form in PDF (or download the Word version) via this website or contact us and we’ll send the relevant form(s) out to you.

Holidays and Play Schemes

Grants for holidays and play schemes are available to organisations with a demonstrable track record of providing holidays, trips or play schemes for Gloucestershire people with a disability. These grants are fast-tracked.

You can the download application form in PDF (or download the Word version) via this website or contact us and we’ll send the relevant form(s) out to you.

Any questions?

Please contact us if you would like further details about the eligibility of your organisation. You can reach the grants team on 01452 611292 or email grants@barnwoodtrust.org. We will do all we can to answer any queries you may have.

Community Spaces Capital Grant

As part of its funding programme, Barnwood has established a Community Spaces Capital Grant. It aims to help support communities and eligible organisations to develop and improve inclusive community spaces through building belonging.

Barnwood’s vision is to create the best possible environment in Gloucestershire for disabled people and people with mental health problems to make the most of their lives. Community spaces enabling people to connect and build relationships with others where everyone is welcome, are a vital part of that environment.

‘Everyone is welcome’ means that particular attention is given to helping people who are usually marginalised to feel that they belong in the community; for example, those with disabilities and mental health problems.

Applying for a Community Spaces Capital Grant

To be eligible to apply for our Grant, a community space project must:

  1. Be linked to a clear plan both for making the space welcoming, accessible and for building a more inclusive community.
  1. Be from ‘constituted’ groups or organisations that have community or charitable purposes. New groups working with a constituted group may also be eligible.
  1. Be willing to go ‘the extra mile’ in terms of building belonging through bringing everyone together.

Barnwood will consider funding various aspects of a community spaces project such as:

  • technical advice or consultancy services;
  • design work;
  • construction costs;
  • refurbishment costs;
  • furnishings and equipment.

However, the Grant cannot be used for revenue costs.

Click here to view a helpful list of typical projects we fund with the Community Spaces Capital Grant.

How to Apply

Click here to download the application form for amounts £5000 and below

Click here to download the application form for amounts above £5000

If you would like more information please contact our Housing and Community Spaces Facilitators:

Martin Hawkins, email at martin.hawkins@barnwoodtrust.org or telephone 01452 614429

Tanya Kirby, email at tanya.kirby@barnwoodtrust.org or telephone 01452 614429

Ged Cassell, email at ged.cassell@barnwoodtrust.org or telephone 01452 614429

There is also more information on our Community Spaces Capital Grant: Guidance for Applicants