The Erewash Small Grant Scheme is funded by Derbyshire County Council Public Health, Derbyshire County Council Adult Care Services and Erewash Borough Council.

The scheme has three priority themes and applicants must meet at least on of the themes to be eligible to apply. The three themes include:

  • Health Inequalities

  • Community Wellness

  • Building Resilience


Applications can be made from the following groups:

  • Voluntary or community groups with a constitution

  • Registered charities or charitable incorporated organisation

  • Community interest company or social enterprise

  • Other not-for -profit

  • Parish council


The Erewash Small Grant Scheme provides funding up to £1,500

Applications may be made at any time there are no deadlines.

The grant scheme is not open to statutory organisations.

Click here for the application form

Click here for the scheme guidance notes

For further details or advice and information contact the Development Worker at Erewash Voluntary Action – email or telephone 0115 9466740

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Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner - Vulnerability Fund

The 'Vulnerability Fund' has been set up by Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa. The focus of the PCC's Vulnerability Fund is on policing and crime, community safety and helping to create safer and stronger communities.

Micro-grants up to £1,000 are available for Erewash community groups and organisations, charities, not-for-profit organisations and Parish Councils.

The deadline for applications has now been extended until 1 September 2021.

Applications should consider alignment to the Police and Crime Commissioner plan priorities and broader Erewash community safety objectives.

The Police and Crime Commissioner will be looking for projects:

  • which help individuals to live safely and without fear of crime in their homes.

  • which empower the local community to tackle problems in their neighbourhood areas.

  • are organised by (and involving) community/neighbourhood groups.

  • can demonstrate that they can make a difference to local communities.

  • that take a new and sustainable approach to tackling long term problems.

  • that foster good relations between partner agencies and communities and do not work in isolation.


To be eligible to apply your group must have a set of rules/constitution, an active management committee, a bank account in the name of the group with two unrelated signatories.

For an application form, scheme criteria, guidance notes and a discussion about your application contact the Erewash Voluntary Action Development Worker Catriona Paterson email Telephone 0115 9466740