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The Grantfinder Service

SCVS works to provide the information, resources and help you need to access funding streams.

“The support that we have been given by SCVS has been a vital part in us
securing funding for our new all-weather football pitch.”
– Terry Scott MBE


GRANTfinder; is the UK's leading grants and policy database and includes details in excess of 7,000 funding opportunities. SCVS is able to utilise this important search facility on your behalf, providing a search report for your specific funding requirements. Last year searches conducted by SCVS led to £609,029 funding being given to local groups.

Bid Writing / Funding Information; We also have experienced Funding / Bid Writers as part of our staff team (previously part of the Funding Buddies Project) who have successfully secured large amounts of funding for the Voluntary Sector in recent years.  For more information regarding this service please contact us on 01795 473828 or email

Bid Writing Training; Swale VCS Training provides quality, relevant funding/ bid writing  training for the Voluntary and Community Sector in Swale.

Links to Funding resources

There are many grant and funding opportunities available for voluntary and community groups in Kent.

Funding Central is a free resource for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises.

Kent Community Foundation connects people who care with local causes that matter.

A Lottery grants programme that funds small, community-based projects across the UK.

The Members’ Localism Grants is a funding opportunity designed to support small-scale, local community projects. is an essential fundraising tool.

Grantfinder Search

If you wish for a Grantfinder search to be run for your organisation please click the link below to complete our form and then email this form to The report will be emailed directly to your inbox.

Grantfinder Search

Swale CVS
Central House, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4NU

Registered Charity Number 277523

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