Don't miss out on chance of small grant

19th March 2018

People are being reminded to make the most of funds to support community projects and business ventures in a former coalfield area of Doncaster.

Small grants are available to Conisbrough and Denaby residents who want to set up a business or enhance their local neighbourhoods. 

The project is being run and funded by Doncaster Council and Public Health England as part of the Well Doncaster programme and some great ideas have already taken shape. Community initiatives that could be funded through the micro-grants include those that raise aspirations, promote physical activity, healthy eating or the arts, reduce social isolation or support volunteers.

The community micro-grants are now in their second year and the business ones were introduced more recently.  Business ventures supported by the grants so far have included a wedding co-ordinator, soft toy-maker and tiler.

A Well Doncaster spokesman said that work was very important to improve people’s health and wellbeing. “We are keen to support self-employment because we know there are passionate, creative people in Denaby and Conisbrough and, with some support, these people can turn their ideas into reality and shape their own future,” he said.

Doncaster West Development Trust is administering both types of grant and the community interest company Aspiring2 is providing business advice to people applying for start-ups. Details of the criteria and application process can be found on our website.  Please telephone us on 01709 866466 or follow these links for more information:

Community micro-grants:  https://www.dwdt.org.uk/well-doncaster-micro-grants

Start-up grants: https://www.dwdt.org.uk/business-start-up-grants