Greggs Foundation – Local Community Projects Fund

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Greggs Foundation – Local Community Projects Fund

Funding

Description

Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations based in local communities in England, Scotland and Wales to deliver projects or provide equipment to people in need at the heart of their local communities.

Current Status:- Open for Applications

Maximum value:– £ 2,000

Objectives of Fund

The Fund aims to improve resilience within communities by helping locally based organisations to deliver projects or provide equipment to people in need in the community, which they would not otherwise be able to afford to do.

Value Notes

The maximum grant available is £2,000.

This is a highly competitive grant scheme with only 15% of eligible applicants receiving funding last year.

Who Can Apply

Any not-for-profit organisation can apply; however, larger organisations with a turnover in excess of £300,000 will be unsuccessful.

The grant making area includes the whole of Great Britain. Priority will be given to organisations that have Greggs shops or premises nearby.

Restrictions

Funding is not available for the following:

  • Ongoing running costs or continuation of existing and ongoing work.
  • Contributions towards larger projects/fundraising appeals.
  • Animal charities.
  • Friends of associations.
  • Uniformed groups such as scouts, guides and sea cadets.
  • Sports clubs and associations.
  • Overseas travel.
  • Curricular activities that take place during the school day.
  • Religious promotion.
  • Research grants.
  • Repayment of loans.
  • Purchase of vehicles.
  • Medical equipment.
  • Major capital projects.
  • Sponsorship of events or activities.

The Foundation is unlikely to consider requests from larger organisations with an income greater than £300,000.

Eligible Expenditure

Funding is available for projects that improve resilience within a community of interest. This can include sessional activities/respite support, equipment for sessional activities, trips and residential breaks. The Foundation is also interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting the community.

All projects must support a community of interest, ie people who are:

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

Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate 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.

How To Apply

Round 1 in 2020 will open on 1 of December 2019 and close on the 23 of February 2020. Decisions for Round 1 will be announced on 5 May 2020.

Application forms are available to complete online at the Foundation’s website.

Please note that the Greggs Foundation is highly over-subscribed and reserves the right to close the application window if it receives more good quality applications than it is able to fund. Groups will be notified if the Foundation is unable to accept applications.

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