Community Support Fund - Initial Funding Launch - Market Engagement

22 Oct 2021

The West of England Combined Authority are making an initial £985,000 available to Community and Voluntary sector groups in the West of England as part of the Community Support Fund (CSF).

The fund will support activities targeted at the most vulnerable in our communities to progress onto existing skills and employment activity and ultimately improve economic outcomes for those most affected by the pandemic.

We are looking for initiatives that deliver social value activity as a route into positive progression to skills employment and volunteering. This social value activity can include:

  • Activity which strengthens improves social resilience and cohesion

  • Activity which improves health and wellbeing

  • Activity which improves financial inclusion and resilience

  • Activity which increases pride of place and environmental awareness

There are different sized grants available and successful applicants will need to work with the Combined Authority closely to support in monitoring, reporting and evaluation of the programme

The combined Authority invites interested voluntary or community sector group and organisations interested in partnerships with these groups to attend the virtual events below:


Community Support Fund Launch – Market Engagement Event - Monday 25th October – 1:30 – 3:00

Come and find out more about the fund details and specifically what the Combined Authority are looking for.

To receive a link to this event you will need to register here:


Community Support Fund Launch – Open Networking Opportunity - Monday 1st November 1:30 – 3:00

Come and give a 3-minute soapbox on who you are, how you want to be involved in the fund and make links with potential partnership organisations

To receive a link to this event you will need to register here:


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