Onward Community Fund


Relevent Country: United Kingdom

Applications are now open for the Onward Community Fund that aims to support local groups and projects.


Theme 1 – Building Stronger Communities

  • Supporting individuals and neighbourhood community organisations to increase their expertise and develop their interest groups, in order to help the wider community and increase opportunities.

Theme 2 – Employment and Training

  • Supporting individuals to access employment, training and enterprise opportunities.

Theme 3 – Digital Inclusion

  • Being unable to interact and transact online has a direct and tangible impact on many key areas of everyday life. They will work in partnership in their communities to support customers to maximise their digital inclusion.

Theme 4 – Building Community Food Resilience

  • Supporting efforts to address food insecurity within their communities, they will continue to support organisations at the forefront of tackling this current public health emergency.

Theme 5 – Youth Provision

  • To ensure that the offer for young people evolves to meet changing needs. This is particularly important given the current economic situation, so they need to encourage collaboration between all providers to get the best for children and young people in terms of access to employment, training, and enterprise opportunities.

Theme 6 – Mental Wellbeing and Greenspaces

  • Supporting organisations who are well placed to provided mental health support, recognising the increasing challenges relating to this issue, or develop innovative models of early intervention around access to green space and community networks.

Funding Information

  • Underpinned by their mission ‘To make a positive difference in the communities they serve’ groups can bid for up to £2,500 for their neighbourhood.
  • Examples could include: IT training, youth projects or community events.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The project must benefit Onward neighbourhoods.
  • Organisations must be constituted and have their own bank account.

Source: https://www.onward.co.uk/community-fund/