The Telecommunications Fund provides grants of up to ÂŁ2,000 for projects supporting young people, older people or people with disabilities.

Who can apply:

Constituted grassroots community and voluntary groups


Priority will be given to applications from small groups, typically with an annual income of less than ÂŁ200,000, as evidenced in most recent set of accounts

Projects must aim to directly support one of the following specific groups:Young people
Older people

People with disabilities

The Fund will not support projects targeting all ages.

Priority will be given to projects that will benefit groups dealing with disadvantage (e.g. rural isolation, low income, social exclusion, reduced access to services), and projects that involve the beneficiaries in their development and delivery.

Examples of types of projects that may be supported within Fund themes:

Community education and training opportunities

Communication and leadership skills

Local initiatives to improve resources and community facilities

Creativity and self-expression through drama, music or a range of arts activities

Inclusion and involvement of disadvantaged communities

Out of school projects for young people

The Foundation will not fund organisations or activities which promote causes that are contrary to our purposes. Causes and activities that are contrary to our purposes include, but may not be limited to, those outlined in our investment policy. We will not therefore fund organisations or activities which we determine are linked to the promotion of armaments, alcohol, human rights abuses, tobacco or pornography.

The fund will also not support organisations who advance religion, including those who have purposes within their governance to advance religion, or who seek financial support for any projects aime

Who can apply:

Constituted grass roots community and voluntary groups

For a full list of criteria, further information and how to apply click here.

Deadline: 2nd May 2023

Turnaround: 6-8 weeks after deadline