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Area Wide Grants

The Area Wide Grant scheme 2022/23 is open for applications. See the timetable below for processing Round 2 applications.

You can apply if you represent a voluntary, community or social enterprise organisation or a town or parish council.  Applications must be for projects, events and services that benefit the residents of South Gloucestershire in at least 6 of the 14 Community Engagement Forum (CEF) areas as illustrated on the CEF map.

You must demonstrate how projects or services contribute to the priorities and aims within the Council Plan 2020-24, for example, they could,

  • reduce isolation and exclusion
  • bring communities together
  • promote health and wellbeing
  • address a particular community need.

The budget this year is £70,000. As a general principle, awards up to £3,000 can be made with flexibility for both exceptional circumstances and budget availability.

Examples of projects that have already benefited from an Area Wide Grant are available as case studies under the download section of this page.


The timetable for processing AWG 2022/23 applications is shown in the table below.

Stage in AWG 2022/23 process   Round 2
Closing date for applications   15 October 2022
Sub-group meeting date   January 2023
Organisations notified of award decisions   March 2023

Area Wide Grants process

To request an application form

To request an application form, email 

If you require further help or support, contact the Grants Helpline, 01454 865865, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, or email your query to


The Principles for Area Wide Grants have been agreed to provide a transparent, accountable, consistent and legal process to be adhered to.

See terms and conditions and frequently asked questions for more information.


You should submit registration details for your organisation online so that these can be approved prior to application.

You only need to register once and you can update your organisation’s registration details at any time.

If your organisation is already registered, you should check that the contact details are correct and the policy documents and accounts are up to date before requesting an application form.

All organisations must supply the following documents:

  • constitution or governing document
  • equality and diversity policy
  • safeguarding policy
  • copy of the organisation’s most recent accounts

For more information about what you need to apply see our registration guidance.

Register or login

See our grants privacy notice to find out more about how we use your data.


The Environment and Community Services Committee (ECS) resolved to adopt arrangements and procedures for Area Wide Grants on 29 March 2017. See the decision paper on the agreed procedures for Area Wide Grants.

Applications will be reviewed twice a year by a subgroup whose membership has political and geographical spread. The subgroup will make recommendations to the Executive Member for Public Health and Equality of Opportunity who has responsibility for the final decision.


We publish all grant awards to meet our obligations under the Local Government Transparency Code. This helps increase democratic accountability and makes it easier for local people to contribute to the local decision making process and help shape public services.

All award data is available on the Open Data webpage.

Grants Annual Reports

You can find information on how the funding is being spent and what it is achieving for our communities in the Annual Report:

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