vInspired’s Cashpoint gives you the power (and the money) to bring your own community project to life. Tell us what great change you want to make and how your project clearly benefits others. We’ll give you up to £500 to make it happen.
Our Loud and Proud Grants are now open. These grants are only accepting applications for LGBT+ projects. We will be opening up funding to other types of projects soon.
Coming soonTell us your idea
If you’ve got a project idea that will help out in your community but need some funding to get you on your way, submit your application using the buttons below. The vInspired Cashpoint team will give you a call within ten working days to talk through your project in more detail – so don’t panic if you don’t hear from us immediately.
We’ll help you every step of the way! We’ll check in throughout your project to make sure you have everything you need. If you’d like extra support from someone outside of vInspired – like a teacher, youth worker or parent – there’s a section of your application form that they need to complete. They just need to be super clear on how you will be in charge of the project, not them.
We'll stump up the cash if:
- The project is run by a 14-30 year old volunteer in the UK
- The project has a clear community benefit
- The main aim of the project is not to fundraise
- The project is either completely new or something you've done before but would like to do differently
- At least two unpaid 14-30 year old volunteers can help you out
- The project costs £500 or less and vInspired Cashpoint is the only funder.
How to apply
This document has everything you need to know about Cashpoint and how to apply.
A handy budget planner for you to work out what you'll need for your project and how much it will cost.
Planning out what you need to do for your project is really important - this useful one-pager will give you a head start.
If you've still got questions, check out our Frequently Asked Questions or get in touch with the Cashpoint team.
What kind of projects does Cashpoint fund?
We're currently only accepting applications for our Get Active For Good Cashpoint. We're looking for projects that will get people active and up and about. It might be a sports event in your community, but it could also be a project to help the elderly to stay fit, or organising sessions to help people who have been unwell - think outside the box! Here are a few past projects:
Ready to run your project?
If you've received Cashpoint funding and are all set to run your project, here are some resources you might find useful:
All Cashpoint projects need to involve at least 2 volunteers - here's how to find volunteers to help you with your project.Download
Engage your MP
Getting in touch with your local MP can really help to boost your project's profile. Here are some tips on how to engage your MP.