Like many others, when I thought of grants, it was in relation to large amounts of money for some major development (or re-development). Its only in the past few years that I discovered that they are many grants available for smaller items such as, grass-cutting equipment, equipment for kids, even paint for re-decoration of premises.
Contact your local authorities to see what is available. Check back regularly if theres nothing at the moment and especially check a month or two before their financial end-of-year. Thats because local authorities must spend their entire budget otherwise theyll loose what they dont spend for the following year!
Definitely worth checking out as part of your fundraising activities. Don't leave anything on the table when it comes to Uncle Sam!