Strengthening Communities

Overview

The Strengthening Communities grant programme is designed to support small charitable organisations working at grassroots level. Through this grant programme we want to make sure that our funding reaches the most disadvantaged areas of the UK, targeting places that are economically marginalised and affected by poverty.

We fund established organisations with a track record of delivering services directly to beneficiaries. We are looking for organisations that are embedded within their communities and are addressing local needs.

We want to fund work that enables:

  • People from across the community to participate in activities which improve connectedness, opportunities and wellbeing
  • People who are excluded, vulnerable or facing other forms of hardship to have access to community-based services that support positive lasting change
  • A stronger, active, more engaged community.
Key grant details
Grant size: £20k – £60k per year
Length:  1-3 years
Decision timescale: 6 months
Deadlines: none

 

Qualifying criteria

Please only apply for this grant if you meet the following criteria:

Organisation size: £20k – £500k
Location: UK-wide, must be within the 10% most deprived areas
Funding covers: Running costs which may include salaries, project costs, and small capital costs needed to support the work
Organisation type: Community-led charities and not for profit organisations