New February Funding

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The February Funding Bulletin issued by Wigan Borough Community Partnership is available. Go to

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the 5.5 million people living in Britain’s former mining communities. Many of these communities still require support due to the huge impact the closure of the mines had upon them. 

The Coalfields Recovery & Resilience Fund has been created to support activities that tackle some of the current key challenges affecting coalfield communities. The fund is open to organisations that deliver in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities and that will make a positive difference in addressing the issues/challenges in their communities. Applications must address the following themes:

  • Skills: Growing the skills of people in order to increase their opportunities
  • Employment: Developing pathways to increase the number of people in work
  • Health & Wellbeing: Supporting activities that improve the health and wellbeing of all age groups

Our offer is now open and all the information on registering an enquiry is on the following page: Please read all the information and the guidance notes carefully before deciding whether to complete the Eligibility Survey.

RLWC 2021

Following on from the recent announcement of RLWC 2021 new partnership with Assura, there is a  new community grants programme – detailed in the press release attached.

“The programme wishes to strengthen the capacity of charitable/voluntary sector organisations to deliver a range of wellbeing project activities, which must take place at locations either receiving RLWC2021 CreatedBy grants – or at community rugby league organisations, based in RLWC2021 host areas”

Please see below grant criteria and further information.

Application criteria:

Application entry link:

Contact Info: [email protected]

Funding for community groups to tackle loneliness

The Government announced on 9th December that book clubs, walking groups and other community projects will be able to apply for a £4 million fund designed to help reduce loneliness in the coming months.  The Local Connections Fund is designed to help local organisations bring people and communities together as the country recovers from the coronavirus outbreak.


Crowdfunding Opportunity – Crowdfunder and Sport England have teamed up to make £1 million of match funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus crisis.  If your sports club has had to cease operations due to the ongoing pandemic and in doing so is experiencing short term financial difficulty, follow the link below to start setting up a crowdfunding campaign and apply for up to £10,000 match funding today. Link:

Here’s the link to Wigan Council’s new internal Crowdfunding Webpage giving details about how Crowdfunding works:  please signpost anyone who is interested in Crowdfunding here, it contains all the information they need as well as training and guides.

There is also an option for people to register their interest to attending a workshop or find out more information.

In terms of changes here are the main ones to be aware of:

  • Wigan Council will pledge up to 25% of the project target to a maximum of £1,000.
  • Offline Crowdfunding can be uploaded to your Crowdfunding page however proof can be requested of this.
  • Targets over £1,000 will require a minimum of 20 different supporters to receive match funding.
  • Projects must align with at least one of the council’s #BeKind campaign priorities:

Here is the link to set up on Crowdfunder UK with all the eligibility and priorities