Grocers’ Charity – Memorial Grants


One-off grants are available to small UK registered charities for work in the specific areas of: relief of youth poverty, the disabled, the elderly, health, military, and the arts and heritage.

Current Status
Open for Applications
Maximum value:
£ 5,000

Objectives of Fund

The Charity supports the following areas:

  • Relief of poverty.
  • Children and young people.
  • The elderly.
  • Disability.
  • Health.
  • Military.
  • Heritage and the arts.
  • Environment.

Value Notes

Funding is at the discretion of the trustees. One off grants of up to £5,000 are available, with larger grants being made for more exceptional projects.

Match Funding Restrictions

Match funding is not a specified requirement

Who Can Apply

Registered charities in the UK with a turnover of under £500,000 are eligible to apply.

Priority will be given to charities working in the City of London and its adjoining boroughs as well as in the vicinity of its churches and education establishments.


Applications will not normally be considered from:

  • Places of worship.
  • Educational establishments (schools, colleges, universities).
  • Hospices.
  • Charities whose beneficiaries are overseas.
  • Non UK registered charities.
  • Charities with a turnover of over £500,000, except for medical charities.
  • Individuals.

Eligible Expenditure

The Charity supports the following areas:

  • Relief of poverty and Children & young people – charities that are:
    • Working in areas of high deprivation.
    • Working to increase social mobility for example through training courses, better facilities or parenting support.
    • Empowering those who experience homelessness.
    • Working to support disadvantaged children and young people (0 to 25 years old).
    • Investing in young leaders and peer support.
  • Older people – charities that are:
    • Working towards Ending Loneliness in Old Age
    • Supporting ending social exclusion for older people.
  • Disabled – charities that are:
    • Providing innovative projects and programmes for disabled people.
    • Providing front line support for disabled people.
    • Empowering marginalised and excluded individuals and groups.
  • Health – charities that:
    • Have a turnover of no more than £15 million.
    • Ethical research into specific medical conditions.
    • Support sufferers of rare medical conditions.
    • Grants are given for a piece of equipment, printing materials or tangible project.
  • Military – charities that:
    • Provide innovative projects and programmes for current and ex-service people and their families.
    • Provide opportunities for education and employment for ex-service people.
    • Support the physical, emotional and mental well being of current and ex-service people and their families.
  • Heritage and the arts – charities that:
    • Conserve historic buildings (though not Places of Worship).
    • Conserve historic objects and paintings.
    • Engage with marginalised audiences.
    • Provide opportunities, education and skills development of creative talent for artists with financing challenges or disability support requirements.
  • Environment – charities involved with:
    • Conservation on land and at sea.
    • Supporting the protection and survival of plants and animals, and their natural habitat.
    • Connecting people with nature and environment issues.
    • Countering the effects of pollution.

How To Apply

The online enquiry form may be submitted at any time. The annual deadlines for an initial enquiry are:

  • 10 September
  • 10 January
  • 9 March

(Previously, there was a 14 November deadline but this has been cancelled as a result of a large number of applications.)

Successful applicants will then receive the relevant deadline for their application.

Applicants should complete the online eligibility checklist for the relevant area to access the online enquiry form.

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