Grants of up to £2,000 are available for projects and providing equipment for people in need at the heart of local communities.
Applications are now open for small, local not-for-profit organisations that are seeking funding for a project that helps to build resilience within their local community.
Who can apply
Using the money raised from the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops across Great Britain, the Foundation provides grants to small not-for-profit organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000 for projects that make a difference to local areas.
All projects must support a community of interest, for example people who are:
- Disabled or suffering chronic illness.
- Living in poverty.
- Voluntary carers.
- Isolated older people.
- Other demonstrable significant 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 15% of eligible applicants receiving funding last year.
When to apply
The deadline for applications is 23 February 2020 with decisions expected to be announced in early May 2020.
How to apply
Further information is available on the Greggs Foundation website.