The city is full of community groups and tenants and residents groups that bring communities together. There are sports and leisure groups that help keep people physically and mentally fit and healthy, groups that run activities for children and young people, and groups that help people to help each other. This month’s newsletter focuses on the small but mighty groups that work hard to make our city (and country) a great place to live.
PS – if your group runs activities in the Thornhill area of Southampton, don’t forget the final round of the Thornhill Community Health Group grants closes today on 4 June 2018. See this month’s bulletin for details.
The Magic Little Grants fund, run by Localgiving and the Postcode Community Trust, offers grants up to £500 for physical activity projects to small community groups with incomes under £50,000. Successful applicants who are not already members of Localgiving will also receive free membership for 1 year (worth an additional £96).
Projects must meet one of the following themes:
– Overcoming barriers to participation in physical activities in creative ways
– Increasing social cohesion through developing access to sports and other recreational activities
The Ford Britain Trust provides grants for projects focusing on education, environment, children, the disabled, youth activities and projects that provide clear benefits to the local communities close to our UK locations.
– Small grants, up to £250 – next deadline 30 June
– Large grants, between £250 and £3,000 – next deadline 31 July
The funding may come from a big, national organistion, but the Greggs Foundation focuses on small community funding. There are two funding streams which both offer grants up to £2,000 for organisations with an annual income of less than £300,000. The next deadline for both grants is 22 June 2018.
Local Community Projects
For projects that improve resilience within your community. This 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 your community.
For projects that improve the physical environment in a way that will improve people’s lives. This can include purchase of equipment, sessional salary costs, purchase of trees/plants, small capital projects and learning activities. The Foundation is also interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting your local environment.
Every year we celebrate small charities and all they do for their communities. This week is dedicated to raising the profile of small charities everywhere. There is a different theme each day, including advice, policy, fundraising and impact. Events are held online and around the country. You don’t need to be a registered charity to get involved and promote your small organisation.