Local and community grants

**Please note that we have temporarily closed our Local & Community programme to prioritise funding for our Covid-19 Support Fund.**

Local and Community Grants

We provide grant funding for charitable activities that benefit residents in the area around Waddesdon and the town of High Wycombe. Applicants must evidence that they provide benefit to people who live in the areas highlighted in the map below:

We offer grants of up to £5,000 for core costs, projects and organisational development. It is important that your application demonstrates how your work identifies and directly addresses local need. Priority is given to small to medium sized organisations who are based in Bucks. 

We prioritise grants to registered charities and CICs, but may consider applications from other organisation types. Please contact us to discuss the constitution of your organisation.

We can consider requests for multiyear funding if your organisation is able to demonstrate that it is meeting significant local need or has the potential to contribute to the priority areas of our Impact programme. If you feel your organisation meets these criteria, please contact the Grants team to discuss in more detail.

How to apply

We accept applications for our Local and Community programme twice each year:


  • Applications open: 1st Feb
  • Applications close: 15th March
  • Decisions announced: July


  • Applications open: 1st July
  • Applications close: 15th August
  • Decisions announced: December

Applications must be made using our online form. A link to the form will be available on this page when we are open for applications. We do not accept applications via post. Please contact us if you have difficulty completing an online form.