Funding opportunities


Potential grant funding opportunities can now be accessed on the new, free-to-use Blackburn with Darwen Open4Community online search t​ool. To register and find out more, please visit BwD Open4Community.

Where to go if you need help with your application or bid

Once you have found the funding scheme you are looking for, there is no better place to go for help than to the awarding body itself. Many funders will be happy to discuss your project and funding requirements ahead of a formal application. Making initial contact with a funding body to find out what kind of project and/or organisation they are looking to support can take much of the guesswork out of making an application and help you stay one step ahead of the competition.

Alternatively, you may look for support at a more local level at Community CVS who provide funding advice and support to help secure grants.

Contact Community CVS on 01254 583957 or email

The latest Funding Insight newsletter is also available to download.

This document does not include business start-up/support grants; these are available from Growth Lancashire