These are links to information, resources support organisations or other funders and are managed externally.

Links to Support Organisations

Support for Leicester City Groups

Voluntary Action Leicestershire (Support for Leicestershire County Groups)

VAL provide signposting to other funding opportunities: They are also able to help with advice on completing and submitting funding bids. Contact can be made via their helpline on 0116 257 5050 or

N.B CITY GROUPS: City groups can contact VAL’s helpline directly to request a quote to pay for support. Helpline can be contacted via email or via telephone 0116 257 5050.

Citizens Advice Rutland (Support for Rutland Groups)

Active Together (previously LeicesterShire and Rutland Sport / LRSport)

Support, advice and information for local sports clubs/organisations, schools, workplaces or businesses interested in getting involved in local activity, sport and wellbeing opportunities.

Muslim Charities Forum

A members organisation providing support, connections and representation for British Muslim charities –

Links to other local funders or funding resources

Shire Grants

To view the current grants and funding opportunities primarily for Voluntary & Community Sector Groups and Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises, please click on the link:

National Lottery

See their website for funding programmes available:

Leicestershire Funding Toolkit

Harborough District Council Community Grant Fund 2020-21

For full details on grant funding available and how to apply:

Please contact for further information.

Growing Communities

This is an awards program to encourage communities to get outdoors and reconnect with nature. This can be anything from school gardening to community tree planting to community growing of fruit and veg. The idea is to give people access to nature and reap the mental and physical benefits of being outdoors as well as helping the environment and tackle climate change.

Links to Resources

Tools and Resources for preventing Charity Fraud

Resources – Prevent Charity Fraud – A joint initiative between the Charity Commission and Fraud Advisory Panel, giving charities information, advice and practical tools to fight fraud and stay safe from harm.

Giving World

Giving World helps charities access brand new life-essentials for free. They partner with businesses and charities to redistribute end-of-line, surplus and discontinued products for free, to the most deprived communities. They have a wide range of products available including clothing for adults and children, toiletries, baby products, toys, bedding, kitchen equipment and other household items, books and craft materials. Goods are for an organisation’s beneficiaries and cannot be sold or used for fundraising.

Charities, community and neighbourhood groups can register and view available products on their website: