Who is eligible to apply for funding?

To be eligible to benefit from a grant and Localgiving membership, organisations must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • “We operate on local / regional community initiatives and are not a national charity”
  • “We have a UK bank account in the name of the group”
  • “Our charitable aims are not solely for the advancement of religion”

To benefit from a grant, projects need to meet any of the following themes:

  • Improving mental wellbeing
  • Enabling community participation in the arts
  • Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty
  • Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality
  • Improving biodiversity and green spaces
  • Enabling participation in physical activity
  • Responding to the climate emergency and promoting sustainability 
  • Increasing community access to outdoor space

The following organisations can apply:

  • Registered charities with either the Charity Commission for England & Wales or Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)
  • Community Interest Companies (CICs)
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs, SCIOs)
  • Social enterprises
  • Other not-for-profit community organisations

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