For most of us, getting access to sufficient resources is the most challenging part of our work. ‘Resources’ doesn’t always mean money – it can also mean volunteers, trustees, office equipment, expertise and so on.

In the absence of a magic wand, we have pulled these pages together to try to support you in your search for the resources you need.

VAT refund campaign for community buildings

Money News / 22.02.17

New proposal to help with the VAT bill on community building improvements Read more

Make your village hall warmer!

Money News / 05.01.17

News of an exciting new project to help village and community halls save energy (and money) Read more

Sport England announce 'pause' on Inspired Facilities grant scheme

Money News / 10.12.15

The Inspired Facilities grant scheme will close for review after the next deadline on Monday 11 January. Read more

Prince's Countryside Fund open for applications soon

Money News / 26.08.15

Rural organisations take note! The Prince's Countryside Fund is open for applications from Monday 7 September to Thursday 8 October. Read more

Community building insurance premiums to rise

Money News / 11.08.15

Village halls and other community buildings face higher running costs following the July Budget. Read more

£30m to help people through crisis – new Big Lottery Fund!

Money News / 07.07.15

The Big Lottery Fund has just launched its £30m Help through Crisis Fund to improve the prospects of people currently living in crisis or at risk of crisis as a result of hardship. Read more

Paul Hamlyn Foundation launches new Youth Fund

Money News / 30.06.15

Grants of between £10,000 and £60,000 are available to help organisations working with young people cover their core operating costs in order to grow their impact.
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Just announced: £20m Local Sustainability Fund

Money News / 26.06.15

The Office for Civil Society has made funding available for medium sized voluntary organisations to plan for and start to change the way they work. Read more

Big Energy Saving Network 2015-16

Money News / 24.06.15

DECC has launched the 2015-16 Big Energy Saving Network, a £1m programme to support eligible third sector organisations and community groups, deliver help and advice to vulnerable consumers. Read more

BIG launches £45m Women and Girls Initiative

Money News / 18.06.15

Women and girls facing or affected by substance misuse, mental ill health and other complex issues such as domestic violence, sexual exploitation, and homelessness are to be supported by a £48.5m initiative announced today by the Big Lottery Fund. Read more

Funding advice for community buildings

Money News / 18.06.15

Download our free list of grant schemes for community halls and other buildings Read more

Innovation grants from the Money Advice Trust

Money News / 17.06.15

Grants are available for innovative projects helping individuals and microbusinesses across the UK to tackle their debts and manage their money wisely. Read more

VAT on community building refurbishments - a 'tax on voluntary effort'

Money News / 16.06.15

New campaign to reduce the fundraising burden on volunteer management committees trying to improve community halls and buildings. Read more

Police and Crime Commissioner's Small Grants programme open

Money News / 05.06.15

The Small Grants Fund is intended to support services and providers, in particular smaller voluntary organisations, with a one off payment of up to £3,000, with an aim to reduce offending or supporting victims. Closes 30 June. Read more

Pilot Childcare Investment Readiness Fund launched

Money News / 05.06.15

The Childcare Investment Readiness Fund is a £500,000 pilot fund, managed by the Social Investment Business on behalf of the Dept for Education that aims to support early years and childcare social enterprises looking to expand their presence in… Read more

Parks for People

Money News / 26.05.15

Not-for-profit organisations have until 1 September to apply for a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to revitalise an historic public park or cemetery. Read more

RBS Skills and Opportunities Fund

Money News / 13.05.15

Grants of up to £35,000 are available for projects that help people in disadvantaged communities develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to help themselves. Apply by 22 May. Read more

People's Health Trust Active Communities grants programme will open on 20 May

Money News / 08.05.15

Community groups and not-for-profit organisations with an income of less than £350,000 a year (or an average of £350,000 over two years) can apply for a grant of between £5,000 and £50,000. Read more

First grants programme under Power to Change gets underway

Money News / 08.05.15

Power to Change is an independent charitable trust endowed with £150m from the Big Lottery Fund to support community businesses across England. It aims to back people with the ambition and innovative ideas to build successful community enterprises. Read more