The Mill, as part of the funding it’s received from NESTA, wants to help small community groups & individuals in our local area. We’ll be awarding small grants so that you can do some of the things you may have always wanted to do, but not had the money to try out.

We are looking for people and groups that work with or are made up of:

Older people 

Families with children 

People living with illness 

People who are not currently working 

People who are vulnerable 

We are particularly keen on funding people & groups that have never applied for grants before – now is your chance to experiment and try things!

If you need any help or advice on the grants programme please contact or come to The Mill.

We would also like to fund groups working with lots of our different local nationalities & faiths as well as those working on environmental issues.

Under the terms of our grant we can only fund groups or people that work in the Blackhorse Action Group residents’ association area or that will make a real difference to people living in this area.

Grants are between £250 and a maximum of £1,000.

You will need community match, which means pledges of volunteer time or money towards your project.

To apply you need a grants pack.

Download the whole pack as a ZIP or the individual documents below:

FAQ – Questions about the grants
Application form
Community Match Pledge sheet
Grants Claim Form
Validation of electronic application
Process Map for application
Monitoring and evaluation form

Alternatively email or pick one up at the building.

The deadline for applications is September the 16th, and grant money needs to be spent by Feb 2012.

We hope to do another grants round later in the year.

Activities to try at The Mill

Are you over 60? Would you like to become part of the Coppermill Recycled Teens? Join this very lively group every Tuesday.