Foundation Grants

Closing Date:   The deadline for application submissions to the next round is Monday 13 November 2017

Our Foundation grants are made available through a range of funds donated to us from local companies, individuals and trusts.  Please bear in mind that our average Foundation grant is £1,200 and we are unlikely to award more than £5,000 as a Foundation grant.

We can award grants for most types of community activity or project, including core costs, run by local organisations.  However, we stress that your application must be clear about the difference you will make to the people you help as a result of your work (“outcomes”).  If you are unsure what we mean by this, please contact us.

We have identified four priority areas where we are in a strong position to make an impact through our funding.  They are:

While the majority of our funding will go towards these priority areas, we will consider other applications where our funding could make a significant and demonstrable difference to disadvantaged people and the communities they live in, or to the organisations that serve them.

We cannot support activities that are not charitable or are a statutory responsibility, and we do not normally support:

Usually we are not able to contribute to the costs of providing defibrillators where it might be considered a parish council responsibility.
In order to apply you will need to be able to supply us with:
  • A copy of your governing document or set of rules
  • Your most recent audited accounts (or full year's income and expenditure, if you are not audited)
  • A recent bank statement
  • A list of your Trustees with cheque signatories clearly identified
  • Your safeguarding and/or vulnerable adults policy, if appropriate
If you are making a repeat application and have recently submitted these documents you do not need to submit them again if they have not changed.

To apply for a Foundation Grant, click here

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