In Grant Funds

We want to make sure that there are as few barriers as possible to groups looking to apply for funding from Heart of Bucks.

If our grant applications are not easy for you to access because of challenges with reading, language, vision, sensory processing, disability or difficulties doing things online, you can request a grant of up to £300 to pay for support to overcome the barrier.

For example, you could use this support to pay for:

  • Someone to enter your application into the online form, or onto a paper form
  • An interpreter (other languages or British Sign Language)
  • A support worker to help you learn how to use screen readers, or manage sensory overload

Who can apply?

Any not-for-profit groups looking to apply for grant funding from Heart of Bucks who are having difficulties accessing our online grant application system.

What is not eligible?

We cannot accept applications:

  • from, or to support with the cost of, fundraising consultants
  • from groups whose work supports people outside of the Buckinghamshire Council area
  • from organisations that operate for-profit
  • from groups that do not need to overcome barriers to funding
  • for specialist equipment

To apply:

You or a support worker or colleague can email us or call us to arrange a short meeting where we will ask you a few questions to make sure we understand what your support needs are and to talk about how we can best support you.

The meeting can be via video call, telephone or in person.

Email: grants@heartofbucks.org

Telephone: 01296 330134

OR

You, a colleague or a support worker can apply to us using the form at this link. https://forms.office.com/e/S7tRrk9X9y

You can also find other sources of support here:

https://abilitynet.org.uk/at-home¬† AbilityNet’s technology volunteers provide free IT (information technology) support to older people and disabled people of any age, anywhere in the UK.

https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work Through Access to Work, you can apply for a grant to help pay for practical support with your work such as  specialist equipment and assistive software, or support workers, like a BSL interpreter.