Small one-off grants are available to small local charities and community groups for community projects in Great Britain that address themes set out by the funders.
Current Status: Open for Applications
Maximum value: £ 500
The Magic Little Grants Fund provides local charities and community groups the opportunity to access funding to launch or deliver their services.
A total of £1 million is being made available in 2021.
It is expected that more than 2,000 organisations will receive a grant of £500 in 2021.
Organisations that receive a grant will also be awarded a year of free membership (funded by the player’s of the People’s Postcode Lottery). This means that the grant recipient will not have to pay the £80 + VAT membership fee, although they will still be required to set up a direct debit upon registration.
To access the Magic Little Grants Fund, applicants must:
The following organisations can apply:
The following are not eligible for funding:
Unlike previous years when projects had to deliver sports or physical activities, this year (2021) the funding aims to support projects that address the following themes:
Grants can be used to support the general running costs of new or existing projects. For example, this could include anything from; supporting homeless individuals to find safe accommodation to organising virtual art sessions in the community, or from purchasing sports equipment to running diversity classes.
Grants can also be used to cover core business costs.
The 2021 application window is now open. Applications can be made at any time until 31 October 2021.
All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application, regardless of whether they are successful or not, within two months of their submission.
Groups should first read the guidance notes, on the Localgiving website.
Localgiving members can log in to their account to access the online application.
The application process is administered entirely by Localgiving and all enquiries should be directed to the Localgiving Help Desk
Each organisation may only apply once in 2021.
For more information please visit Localgiving – Magic Little Grants