Funding Support

Building resilience in people and places

Building resilience in people, enterprises and communities in Bath and the surrounding area (Bath and North East Somerset)

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St John’s Funding Support Programme provides financial assistance and practical support to individuals and charitable organisations across Bath and the surrounding area (Bath and North East Somerset).

We welcome applications from professional referrers on behalf of individuals and families who have reached a crisis point in their lives. We can provide up to £1,500 towards a wide-range of items and services.

We support registered charities, excepted charities, Community Interest Companies and constituted community groups. Funding is awarded through our Project, Pilot Project, Development and Core Funding streams, as well as our Community Awards Programme.

Support for individuals

Find out more about our funding programme for individuals.
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Support for Organisations

Find out more about our funding programmes for registered charities, excepted charities, Community Interest Companies and constituted community groups.
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St John’s managed funds

As well as our own funds, we also manage other funds that support individuals in Bath and the surrounding area.

Mayor of Bath Fund - we use donations to and dividends from the fund to support all individuals in need living in the city of Bath.

Roxburgh Annuity - through this fund we support single women over the age of 55 living in the city of Bath.

Funding Support FAQs

What do you mean by a Professional Referrer?

Professional support worker or registered charity

We rely on our Professional Referrers to provide us with accurate, relevant information in order for us to make a decision to award funding.

What's your response time for an individual funding application?

On average, five working days

We are able to respond quickly once an application has been submitted, sometimes within hours. However, we aim to make a decision within five working days.

What issues are you interested in addressing?

We support projects which tackle six key social issues:

Health and Wellbeing
Housing
Isolation
Poverty
Relationships
Employment and Skills

What types of projects and programmes will you support?

We direct our funding into five areas:

Access to Opportunities
Community Engagement
Crisis Intervention
Housing and Finance
Wellbeing

When can organisations apply for funding?

Our application deadlines:

For Development, Pilot and Project Funding, our application deadlines are:

  • Friday 25th January
  • Thursday 18th April
  • Friday 16th August
  • Monday 28th October

For Core Funding, our application deadline is:

  • Wednesday 31st July

Applicants to all of the above programmes should submit their applications by 5pm.

Our Community Awards Programme is open on a rolling basis. Constituted community groups are welcome to apply at any time before the final Organisation Funding Programme deadline of Monday 28th October.

We aim to respond to applicants within one month of each deadline. Any changes to our deadlines will be posted on our website.

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Case Study The Jessie May Trust

St John’s awarded a community grant to The Jessie May Trust, to support their core funding over a three year period.

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Case Study Bath City Farm

St John’s awarded a community grant to Bath City Farm, to support their core funding over a three year period. St John’s funding is helping to strengthen the organisation and make it more sustainable for the future.

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