Funding body information

Blackpool Council

Blackpool Council
PO Box 4
01253 477477


The council does not have a dedicated department that makes grants to voluntary sector and community groups for general purposes.

Many local authorities are now moving away from grant-making and beginning to use commissioning as a way to distribute funding to the third sector. Local commissioners can be difficult to find and identify, however NAVCA have created a guide that may help: 'Finding your Commissioner'

Voluntary Sector Funding Pages:

The following link has further links to a variety of areas relating to voluntary sector and community groups:

Useful organisations:

Website for local CVS for voluntary sector and community groups based in Blackpool:

Unfortunately this website doesn't appear to publish any information relating to how the council works with or supports voluntary sector and community groups.

However, there are links to other voluntary sector and community groups in the area and information on the council's tendering opportunities.

A grants page was easy to find from the main menu of the council's homepage, however this didn't contain any information relevant to funding for voluntary and community groups.

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