Grants of up to £2,000 Available to Reduce Deprivation in Disadvantaged Communities – 30th June 2019 (England, Scotland & Wales)

The Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund distributes around £1.8 million per year to organisations throughout England, Scotland and Wales. The Local Community Projects Fund makes grants of up to £2,000 to not for profit organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000 a year. The Foundation are more likely to make grants to local organisations based near Greggs shops.

The Foundation supports projects that improve resilience within communities. This can include sessional activities/respite support, equipment for sessional activities, trips and residential breaks. New approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting communities are welcomed. All projects must support a community of interest, i.e. people who are:

  • Disabled or suffering chronic illness
  • Living in poverty
  • Voluntary carers
  • Homeless people
  • Isolated older people
  • Other demonstrable significant need

Successful applicants will have demonstrated improvements against at least one of the following Key Performance Targets:

  • Beneficiaries have decreased social isolation
  • Beneficiaries report improved health and wellbeing
  • Beneficiaries report improved resilience/coping mechanisms
  • Beneficiaries have improved life skills
  • Beneficiaries have improved opportunities

The closing date for applications is the 30th June 2019.

Projects previously funded include:

  • In 2017 London Wheelchair Rugby Club were awarded £1,500 to buy new equipment.
  • West Norfolk Young Carers received a grant in 2016 to take some of their young carers to an Outdoor Adventure Centre to help the carers build confidence and self-belief.

 Useful Links:

Apply Online

https://www.greggsfoundation.org.uk/grants/local-community-projects-fund

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