• Financial Wellbeing: helping people take control of their wellbeing by giving them the tools to be more financially independent and ready for anything.
• Climate Action: promoting thriving communities by preventing, preparing for and protecting against the impacts of climate change
We want to hear how your project will strengthen your community and help people to lead healthier, happier lives and give them an opportunity to look to the future with confidence.
For example, if you’re focused on helping people reach their goal of long-term employment, we want to hear the details of how you go about it. What skills are they learning? How are you tackling the psychological or societal barriers to employment? What kind of impact will your plans have on the wider community?
Or if you submitted a woodland regeneration project, think about how it could help local people as well as the environment – could it offer therapeutic activities for locals or will it improve the quality of life of people who live in the area, forge new connections or boost the local economy?
• be one of the following types of organisations:
- Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)
- Company Interest Company (CIC)
- Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG)
- Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC)
- Constituted community group
• be based in the UK
• have been operating for at least 12 months
• have an annual income of no more than £2 million (can be averaged over the last three financial years)
• have a UK bank account in its own name
• have a safeguarding policy (if the organisation supports children or vulnerable people)
• be a living wage employer (if the organisation employs people)
• have an active board of trustees or directors or management body
The fund does not support projects that:
• benefit a single individual
• have an outcome that is only accessible to people of a particular faith or belief
• are raising funds to provide people with cash grants or vouchers for goods/services
Find out if your project has what it takes to be part of our community fund.