Mayor's Small Grants Fund

Peter 2 1 1The Mayor’s Small Grants Fund 2020-21 (Coronavirus Emergency Support) is now OPEN for applications


Due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the unprecedented pressures that organisations are now facing as a result of this pandemic, we have taken the decision to adapt the 2020-21 Mayor’s Small Grants Fund programme. The focus of the Mayor’s Small Grants Fund will now be Coronavirus Emergency Support.

This fund offers ‘not-for-profit’ Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) constituted organisations and registered charities the opportunity to apply for emergency funding as a result of the continuing threat of Coronavirus and the impact that can have on our residents.

Who can apply for funding?

  • Constituted ‘Not for Profit’ Voluntary & Community Sector organisations
  • Registered charities
  • Social enterprises
  • Community Interest Companies

How much can we apply for?

  • A maximum of £3000

How can I find out more information?

Before you complete an application, it is essential that you read the Guidance Notes to ensure you meet the fund criteria and you have all the necessary documentation required.

You can also contact the Partnerships & Funding Manager should you have any questions.

How do I apply?

Click here to download an application form.  Completed forms can be emailed to

Decisions will be made promptly to ensure we can release funds quickly.

Statement from the Mayor

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said, '‚ÄčI am delighted that we are able to give a helping hand to our wonderful community groups who are doing so much to support people in our town at this difficuilt time. These funds are first-come, first-served - so get in touch now if you are a local charity or community groups that is working to help people in Watford. I'm really proud of the way our town has come together to help one another.'

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