We strongly advise you to discuss your project with us before applying for a grant to ensure that we can meet your needs.
Find your local Support Officer's Contact Details here.
Who can apply?
To apply you must be a formally constituted and incorporated charity, community business or social enterprise whose members have limited liability. This includes:
Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs)
Charitable Companies Limited by Guarantee
Not-for-private-profit Companies Limited by Guarantee
Community Interest Companies (CICs) Limited by Guarantee
Community Benefit Societies
Parish and Town Councils; Community Councils (in Scotland and Wales)
If your organisation is not a registered charity then it must have an adequate dissolution clause or asset lock in place. [This is a provision in the governing document to protect its assets. It means that if the organisation is wound up any assets must be transferred to a similar not-for-profit organisation (or nominated asset-locked body) once creditors have been paid.]
We will also accept applications from organisations working in partnership, including joint applications from voluntary sector groups with commercial partners.
The following are not eligible to apply for our funds:
Unincorporated trusts or associations.
Local authorities and other public sector bodies.
For-private-profit companies, unless in a partnership led by incorporated charity, community business or social enterprise.
Churches or other places of worship, where the building will remain in use primarily as a place of religious worship