A limited number of one-off grants are available for a wide range of not-for-profit organisations across the UK for projects that will help them make a difference in their communities.
- Current Status
- Open for Applications
- Maximum value:
- £ 5,000
Objectives of Fund
The funding is intended to support the community work of 60 local not-for-profit organisations across the UK during 2022.
There is a total funding pot of £300,000.
Grants of up to £5,000 are available.
It is anticipated that 60 grants will be awarded across the UK.
Who Can Apply
Applications will be accepted from non-profit making constituted groups or organisations with a governing document.
- Voluntary/community organisations
- Registered charities
- Social enterprises
- Industrial Provident Society
- Community Interest Companies limited by guarantee and running for a minimum of two years
- Community councils
- Housing organisations.
- Schools can apply if the grant supports local activities that benefit their community.
Other not-for-profit organisations might also be eligible.
The following are not eligible for funding:
- For profit organisations.
- CICs limted by shares.
- Local councils.
- Work that has already taken place.
- Political donations.
- Fundraising activities or challenges (eg, costs for a sky dive etc.).
- Activities which collect funds for redistribution to other charities or individuals.
- Overseas appeals.
- Expeditions or overseas travel.
- Promotion of a religious or political cause.
- Marketing promotions.
- Research projects.
- Projects or activities that the state has a legal obligation to provide.
- Purchase of land.
Priority will be given to projects that provide food and support to young people, with examples including:
- A local school needing support to buy food for a children’s breakfast club.
- A voluntary organisation working with families to run a food bank.
- A charity supporting young people with specialist advice to manage mental health.
- A brownie or scout group needing new camping equipment.
- Kitchen equipment for a youth project to set up a holiday club.
- Supporting a community centre wanting to put on a celebration lunch or Meals on Wheels service.
- A healthy eating project that supports families to cook healthy meals on a budget.
How To Apply
The guidance notes, FAQs and online application form can be found on Groundwork UK website.
Applications are open for three weeks with a deadline of midnight on 6 February 2022.
Eligible applications will be shortlisted by Tesco and Little Helps to ensure that funding will benefit organisations delivering vital support for local communities.
A shortlisting expert panel will decide upon each of the winners who will be notified, 60 days after the competition has closed.
Contact Groundwork UK for further information.