£2 million initiative investing in small community organisations across the UK

Community groups supporting people in old age

Today we’re announcing a new £2 million investment into supporting small community led organisations across the UK. These organisations play a vital role supporting people to make positive changes in their lives and their local communities. 

Grassroots organisations like these have been hit particularly hard over the last few years due to the economic climate, which has made it harder to secure funding and yet these organisations are often the first and sometimes only point of support for individuals and communities trying to make a difference in their lives. That is why we are proud to launch this fund which will be delivered by our partner, UK Community Foundations, who will administer and manage grants to organisations across the UK. 

The "Core Strength – Local Communities" initiative provides funding for essential core running costs for small locally led community organisations. Grants between £1,000 to £10,000 for up to 12 months are available to local community organisations with an annual income of up to £100,000. The initiative sits under the Comic Relief programme of Building Stronger Communities – supporting groups who work to make their communities more connected, empowered and productive.  

For more information or to apply for a grant, click here