Voluntary and charitable organisations in Uttlesford can apply for funding to help with the cost of providing their services.

Last year, Uttlesford District Council handed out £310,000 through its Voluntary Sector Provider Contribution Fund scheme.

The scheme has now been launched for 2024/2025 and is open for new applications.

Application forms can be downloaded at www.uttlesford.gov.uk/voluntary-sector-provider-grant-scheme.

The scheme is open to registered charities and organisations providing vital services to the community and carrying out work that fits with the council's corporate plan priorities.

Organisations which have benefitted from the funding in the past include Citizens Advice, Uttlesford Community Travel, Volunteer Uttlesford and Home-Start Essex.


The grant is to be used for revenue expenditure only, and cannot be used for capital projects such as the refurbishment of buildings.

Organisations which apply will be asked to provide details on their number of members, employees and volunteers, their expected running costs, any existing council support, fundraising activities and their expected income for the current year.

The closing date for applications is midday on Thursday, December 14.

For further information, any organisation who wants to apply can get in touch by contacting community development officer Sue Hayden on 01799 510563 or at shayden@uttlesford.gov.uk.