Money/ economics

Big Lottery Fund
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National Lottery funding.  Includes the ‘Awards for All’ fund of £10,000 or under, funding ideas that:

Shape the places and spaces that matter to communities
Bring more people together and build strong relationships in and across communities
Enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage

Federation of Small Businesses
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As experts in business, the FSB offers their members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Their mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.

The local Herefordshire branch can be accessed via the website below.

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Herefordshire Council – Community Funding Advice
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If you have an idea for a project you think will add value to your local community, the Funding team may be able to provide funding and advice to help you make it happen.

They have details on the current funding opportunities available for community, voluntary sector and statutory projects in Herefordshire.

If you would like to sign up to funding updates, or if you need advice and assistance to develop a project or apply for funding, email or use the funding enquiry form at the link below.

Impetus Business Loans
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Impetus help businesses with start up loans and business development loans in Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and across the West Midlands.

Creating a sustainable local economy their loans can help even if you’ve been turned away by the high street lenders.

They also provide business finance mentoring

Money Box Credit Union
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Banking for the people of Herefordshire, by the people of Herefordshire.

Money Box is a financial co-operative. Their aim is to provide a place for you to save and borrow without the excesses you may associate with bigger banks. As a Credit Union they are totally government protected and only exist to serve the people of this county. You can save and borrow with us but we are run solely for the benefit of our members.

Robert Owen Community Banking
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Robert Owen provide fairer, local finance to homes, businesses and communities across Wales.

Herefordshire Community Foundation
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Distributing, and supporting you to apply for, small grants in Herefordshire.

A list of grants available is here


Apply online: but do speak to them first about your plans and the most appropriate fund.   01432 272550

Theory of Change
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A theory of change shows how you expect outcomes to occur over the short, medium and longer term as a result of your work. It can be represented in a visual diagram, as a narrative, or both.  It is most often used as a planning tool, and to present a case to funders.

See also DIY Theory of Change