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Get a Grant!

With support from the national Local Trust charity, Podsmead Big Local received £1million from the BIG Lottery Fund in 2013 to make a massive and lasting positive difference to our community over the next 10 years.

We also have our own page on the Local Trust website: Podsmead Local Trust Page

Here's how you can apply for a grant for you, your local project or organisation in Podsmead:

(If you want to find out more about any of these grants, contact Richard Noonan on 01452 415 223 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Grants - Big Pods, small pods and unltd

There are three pots of funding available for local people and organisations in Podsmead to apply for. Ideas have to benefit the community of Podsmead and applications have to be from individuals, or organisations, living, or working, in the Podsmead ward.

Big Pods

For larger community projects.

Big Pods Info and Application PDF.

SMALL Pods

Grants of between £50 and £200 – individuals and groups are welcome to apply! Small Pods funds are for things which you enjoy and which will also make a difference to you as a person, or to our community in Podsmead. Grants can help pay for things like: equipment, books, exam fees, specialist clothing for re-employment, sports equipment, lessons, hobbies, training, learning experience e.g. visiting somewhere.

Find out more in the Small Pods Info and Application PDF.

UnLtd Star People

Anyone living in the Big Local Podsmead ward can apply for support and grants to get an enterprising idea off the ground. The grants are from an organisation called UnLtd. Find out more on the Star People page of unltd.org.uk (link opens in new window).

How to Apply

BEFORE YOU APPLY for a Podsmead Big Local grant, you just need to check that your idea or project meets the criteria for funds. The best way to do this is to contact Richard Noonan on 01452 415 223 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Terms and Conditions

Coming soon.

Projects Funded

Take a look at some of the projects funded by Podsmead Big Local.