The Deal for Communities Investment Fund

Coming soon → September 2019
  • £1million for community projects for children, young people and their families - see flyer
  • 'Fund for all’ applications - up to £2000 will be available to community organisations and tenants and resident groups - see flyer

What is it?

Communities Investment Fund

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.

Before applying, you must:

Please note that applications are now closed.

Levels of funding available

Tiers of investment
 Small investmentsBig idea investments
What is it for?

Fund for community groups and tenants and resident groups - see flyer

Focused on schools, activities for children and young people and their families - see flyer

How much can I apply for?

Up to £2000

Over £2,000

Big idea investments

Innovative ideas and projects that will make a big difference to people’s lives.

Organisations wishing to apply for a big idea must evidence that they have support from public sector colleagues and projects must demonstrate how they will help the Council and its partners to manage demand on services.

Crowdfund Wigan Borough

Have you thought about exploring Crowdfund? Up to £1000 is available for not-for-profit organisations making a real difference in Wigan Borough.

We're offering an exciting opportunity by match funding new and creative projects that solve some of our biggest social problems and help local residents.

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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