Small Grants Available For St Helens Groups Taking On New, Local Volunteers

06 Apr 2022

Business Startup

There is £25,000 available in total, funded by the Community Renewal Fund, for St Helens groups / organisations that take on local volunteers who are currently unemployed or unable to work because of ill health / disability / caring responsibilities and who volunteer with your group for at least one month between now and the end of June 2022.

Groups can apply initially for £500 to meet the costs of taking on one unemployed person as a volunteer; if more volunteers are taken on that meet the criteria, groups can ask for an additional amount (at £500 per eligible volunteer) and the maximum an organisation can receive is £2,000.


The deadline for the first round of applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 25 April 2022.

There may be a second round in early May, depending on the number of successful applicants to round one.

For more information and to apply, click here and join us via Zoom for the Volunteer Co-ordinators Network event on Thursday 7 April at 10am – details here