This programme is responding to the growing need of small locally led groups to cover their day to day costs. The aim is to provide funding for groups’ core costs - meaning expenditure that is not connected to delivering projects but focusing on investing in the organisation as a whole, such as basic running costs. We know securing core funding can be tough and want to use this programme to help support those doing much needed work in their local communities.
People living in areas of disadvantage or who face social issues often get vital support from smaller local groups based within their communities. It is these locally based groups that truly understand the needs of the people they serve and make a huge difference to their lives.
The Grant shall be used to support groups that can evidence a sustained beneficial impact on people’s lives who are excluded or disadvantaged this may be through low income, rural or social isolation, age, disabilities, race, sexuality or gender. Priority is to be given to small, locally based groups or organisations in areas of disadvantage that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community and are undertaking actions as a means of addressing these needs.
- Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 will be available.
Please download the full criteria below to assess if your organisation is eligible to apply.
When can you apply?
The programme will have two deadline –
- 29th September 2017
- 30th March 2018
We are open for applications from a month prior to the deadline. Applicants will be informed of the outcome within 2 months of the deadline.
Please note if you submit your application outside the above time period your application will be ineligible.