Greggs Foundation Launches Round 2 of its Local Community Projects Fund

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The Greggs Foundation uses the money raised from the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops to provide grants to small not-for-profit organisations in Great Britain for projects that make a difference to local areas. Although any size organisation can apply, the Foundation is more likely to fund those with an income of £300,000 or less.

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for projects and providing equipment for people in need at the heart of local communities.

Eligible organisations should be working with those who are:

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

Eligible projects should be able to show that they meet 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.
  • Improved opportunities.

Projects should 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.

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 24 June 2017.

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.

The Local Community Projects Fund is administered by seven charity committees throughout Great Britain.

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