The Deal for Communities Investment Fund

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Round 7 of the Deal for Communities Investment Fund has now closed.

What is it?

The Deal for Communities Investment Fund (DFCIF) is an exciting opportunity for people to make a real difference and solve some of Wigan borough’s biggest social problems.

The funding forms part of The Deal, which enables residents to get involved in their community.

Since its launch in 2013, we've supported community groups and projects working towards improving outcomes for local residents with £10m invested to date. This demonstrates how committed we are to supporting local communities.

Community network meetings

Come along to our network community meetings where you can connect with other community groups and find ways to collaborate, potentially going for the investment fund together.

Youth Inspiration Fund

Do you have a good idea that would help your youth group? Need some money to help make your idea a reality? The Youth Inspiration Fund could help.

Wigan and Leigh Youth Cabinet are a group of young people who help to represent young people’s views and influence decisions that affect young people locally, regionally and nationally. They have £5,000 to spend on young people’s ideas.

Other funding

You will find a range of other funding opportunities available:

If you would like to explore wider funding options, you can discuss your idea with our Community Funding Manager at Wigan Borough Community Partnership.

Business rates

If you are planning to occupy a premises in the borough and you are unsure whether Business Rates is payable for it, you can check if it is in Wigan Council's Business Rates list.

Case studies and previously funded groups

Equality and diversity

Our vision is to create a place which is comfortable within a modern, diverse and changing world, that celebrates and makes constructive use of our differences. It does this without fear, enabling those who live, work, study and volunteer in the borough to make a positive contribution, where everyone is heard, valued and respected, and that welcomes learning and change.


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