Resilience Grant Programme

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This grant programme is open for applications.

Opening Date:
17th June 2024
Closing Date:
18th July 2024 , 10:00 am
Maximum grant awarded:

What is the Resilience Grant Programme?

The aim of this Resilience Grant Programme is to support local organisations with charitable aims to be better equipped to survive and thrive through challenges and opportunities.

This programme is not designed to support the direct delivery of services and activities. Instead, it is to support organisations to develop their ways of working and strengthen their resilience.

What do we mean by ‘resilience’? Please read section 1 in the Guide for Applicants

What you can apply for

We recognise that you will know what can help your organisation be more resilient. So a grant can be towards any reasonable costs for your organisation or project, but has to be towards strengthening your resilience. Section 3 of the Guide for Applicants provides more information on what you can apply for.

Who can apply

Applicants must be based and working in Bristol, Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire (collectively referred to as the ‘West of England’). Your primary function and service must be supporting people experiencing economic disadvantage, with priority given to those working with any the following communities living in the West of England:

  • People from Black, Asian and minoritised communities
  • Disabled people (and people with long-term health conditions)
  • Older People
  • People experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Carers
  • Women
  • People who identify as LGBTQIA

In addition, you must be one of the following:

  • constituted voluntary or community organisation
  • registered charity
  • not-for-profit company, including Community Interest Companies where they are not limited by shares and most directors receive no payment from the company

Please see our eligibility criteria page for further information. See page here

This programme is aimed at small local charities and community organisations. This means you must have an average annual income under £350,000 for the last three years.

How to apply

Apply online using the link below. You can return to your online application form as many times as you like, though do save the form as you go along. Please read through the Guide for Applicants before applying. Also we have further information to help you apply. See our Help & Guidance page here.

Decision turnaround

We will decide on applications in mid-September 2024. Please consider this when planning the work you seek a grant towards. We will not fund activities that have already taken place. You can find out why we take some time to decide here.

Please download and read the Guide for Applicants below before applying for a grant.


Apply online using the link below. You can return to your online application form as many times as is needed, and save it as you go along. The online application link can be shared, if more than one person needs to contribute to the application. Alternatively you can request a hard copy application by post by contacting our office.