Local Community Projects Fund
We know that one of the quickest ways to have a positive impact on our local communities, is to fund organisations that are already doing great work, and helping them to achieve more. Our Local Community Projects Fund awards grants of up to £2,000 to enable not for profit organisations to do something they otherwise couldnt afford to. We have seven local charity committees which meet regularly throughout England, Scotland and Wales to review applications and award grants. Please carefully read the following guidelines before starting an application.
Who do we support?
Local Community Projects Funding is offered to organisations supporting people in need. Any not for profit organisation can apply, however, larger organisations with a turnover in excess of £300,000 are unlikely to be successful.
What type of project can we support?
We are interested in projects that improve resilience within your community. This can include sessional activities/respite support, equipment for sessional activities, trips and residential breaks. We are also interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting your community. We do not fund running costs or continuation of existing and ongoing work.
All projects must support a community of interest, ie people who are:
- Disabled or suffering chronic illness
- Living in poverty
- Voluntary carers
- Homeless people
- Isolated older people
- Other demonstrable significant need