Previous Programmes

We have run a variety of programmes in recent years, spanning topics from community engagement, inter-faith work, crime prevention and behaviour change. Our most recent programme achievements are listed below.


Community First Neighbourhood Matched Fund, on behalf of the Cabinet Office

  • 18,000 social action projects funded
  • £27m in small grants administered
  • £94m worth of match-funding generated
  • 5m volunteer hours generated
  • Almost 600 local authority wards benefitted from funding
  • 7m people accessing grants, which equates to 15% of the population of England
  • In the last 10 years we have managed £470m worth of community programmes

Community First Endowment Match Challenge, on behalf of the Cabinet Office and working with UK Community Foundations (UKCF)

  • £76m worth of donations
  • £130m total endowment generated

We have conducted research and evaluation on many of these programmes, please visit our Research pages for the findings.