Small Sparks - Barnwood Trust

Small Sparks

The Small Sparks fund has been created to help small groups of people throughout Gloucestershire to get together to do something they enjoy and make a difference to where they live.

You might need gardening equipment to grow vegetables together, books or wool to get a club going, or wool and knitting needles for a group you are already a part of.

You can apply for a grant of up to £250 if you can show us that:

For more information about Small Sparks download our checklist.

If you would like more information or to talk through your idea before applying contact Gail Rodway, Grants Manager, on 01452 611292 or email 

Thank you to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Gloucestershire who have funded a number of the Small Sparks grants. For more information about the PCC visit

‘Our knit and natter group applied for a Small Sparks Grant so that we could get more needles and wool and include more people from the community. It was really easy to apply and we now have lots more members of the group!’

Lucy, Small Sparks Grant recipient