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  • Greggs Foundation's Local Community Projects Fund

    Created: 12/04/2017

    The Local Community Projects Fund helps not-for-profit organisations based in local communities to deliver projects or provide equipment to people in need at the heart of local communities.

    Preference is likely to be given to local organisations based near a Greggs shop.

    Grants of up to £2,000 are available for projects or for providing equipment for 'a community of interest'. This refers to people who are:

    • Disabled or suffering chronic illness;
    • Living in poverty;
    • Voluntary carers;
    • Homeless;
    • Isolated older people; and
    • Living with other demonstrable significant needs.

    The funding is for projects that improve resilience within a community of interest and 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 of interest.

    Eligible projects should also be able to demonstrate that they have achieved at least one of the following Key Performance Targets for their beneficiaries:

    • Decreased social isolation;
    • Improved health and wellbeing;
    • Improved resilience/coping mechanisms;
    • Improved life skills; and
    • Improved opportunities.

    The Local Community Projects Fund is administered by seven charity committees throughout Great Britain.  This is a highly competitive grant scheme with only 30% of eligible applicants receiving funding in 2016.  There are two funding rounds per year.

    The deadline for round two applications is Saturday 24 June 2017.

    To find out more or to apply click here.

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