Cabinet Office - Grants Applicant Programme

Cabinet Office has established a programme to encourage greater involvement form the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors within the delivery of Government contracts.

The Grants Applicant Programme (GAP) is funded by HM Treasury’s Shared Outcomes Fund and is being delivered by the Government Grants Management Function in Cabinet Office.  In partnership with Department for Culture, Media and Sport; Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Ministry of Justice and Department for International Trade, they aim to pilot a service to make it simpler, faster and fairer for civil society and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the UK to find and apply for funding. They are currently tendering for a new pilot online ‘Grants Finder’ service will be co-created and ready to test with a small sample of grants in spring 2022.

As well as championing better coordination across Whitehall departments, GAP will also provide support for places and communities to unleash their full potential by facilitating a Government Grants Community of Interest to share knowledge and good practices about grants applications. The Government Grants Community is a place for sharing ideas and what we are learning, and where you can find out how to share your opinions and get involved in co-creating the future online channel.

If you have questions or want to join the community, please sign up here.