Grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations

Local authorities must publish details of all grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.

 The Code defines voluntary and community sector organisations as "a non-governmental organisation which is value-driven and which principally reinvests its surpluses to further social, environmental or cultural objectives."

A voluntary or community organisation could potentially take a number of forms, from a very small charity or group of individuals with a turnover under £5,000, to a profit-making social enterprise or a large national charity.

Social enterprises are defined as "a business that trades for a social and/or environmental purpose and is a business which:

  • aims to generate its income by selling goods and services, rather than through grants and donations
  • is set up to specifically make a difference
  • reinvests the profits it makes for the purpose of its social mission"

We have published the grants we have awarded to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations below.