Central Gateway Grants scheme

The Central Gateway Grants (CGG) scheme offers an opportunity for organisations to apply for strategic funding in order to help deliver Lancashire County Council’s core purpose. This is to work for the people of Lancashire to enable them to live a healthy life, live in a decent home in a good environment and have employment that provides an income that allows full participation in society.

The CGG Scheme for 2016/18 is no longer open for bids.

Countywide Infrastructure Support Programme

The County Council is keen to support a thriving Third Sector which is able to work with ourselves in our joint aims to provide high quality, appropriate services to the communities we serve. We feel this can best be achieved where the organisations which make up the third sector are linked into each other and work together to identify and respond to the needs of the people of the county.

During the last round of CGG funding, the County Council (2014-2016) made provision for a Countywide Infrastructure Support Programme (CISP) to be developed by the CGG fund. Ultimately, a programme was developed and has been delivered by a number of agencies under the direction of "One Lancashire" as an umbrella body. The objective of the CISP was to ensure that high quality support in terms of third sector development and volunteering opportunities were available, consistently across the county. The CISP has proven to be a cost effective way of providing these services and opportunities countywide and consequently the County Council is seeking to ensure that a similar programme is developed for this next round of Central Gateway Funding.

For more information about the programme, who can apply, how to submit your expression of interest and what happens next, read our guidance about the Infrastructure Support Programme.

Expressions of interest and your proposal for the delivery of this service should be made by email to:


The deadline for expressions of interest for the development of a countywide infrastructure support programme was 12 noon on Monday 14 March 2016.

If you need more information about the CGG scheme and other grants available, please contact the Grants Team on:

Tel: 01772 530818
Email: lptgrantsteam@lancashire.gov.uk

Please note: when you post completed applications and agreement forms to us via external mail, please make sure the correct amount of postage is used as the incorrect amount can cause a delay in us receiving your documents.

We cannot be held responsible for applications being received late and missing the deadline due to the incorrect postage amount being used.

We will always acknowledge your application, either by email or phone, normally within 48 hours. If you have not heard from us please contact us to make sure we have received your application form.

Voluntary, community and faith sectors grants and funding