The Wiltshire Community Foundation is pleased to announce an open call for Community Grants Program to support people and communities in need in Wiltshire and Swindon.
The Foundation prioritises applications from grassroots and small to medium-sized organisations that are working with people on low incomes. They are particularly interested in projects and activities that:
- Address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic
- Support children and young people
- Prevent or alleviate poor mental health
- Tackle poverty and inequality and its effects
- The minimum per year is £750 and the maximum is £5,000.
- You can apply for a grant for 1, 2 or 3 years.
- Please note: if you are applying for capital costs (eg building or large equipment) the maximum you can apply for is £5,000.
Type of Projects
You can apply for a grant for:
- continuing something you are already doing
- new activity
You must plan to start spending the grant within 6 months of when it was awarded.
You can apply for a grant if you are a:
- constituted voluntary or community organisation
- registered charity
- not-for-profit company including community interest companies where the majority of directors receive no payment from the company
- currently not in receipt of one of the Community Grants
The above organisations need to be a:
- local or regional organisation, i.e only working in Wiltshire or Swindon or in the south/south west of England. Please note the majority of people benefiting from the grant must live in Wiltshire or Swindon
- branch of a national organisations with a local management committee based in Wiltshire or Swindon, your own constitution, and a bank account you control
Your organisation must have:
- an active voluntary management committee with at least three people who are not:
- related to each other or in a long-term relationship
- living at the same address
Your organisation needs the following financial arrangements and documents:
- a bank account with two signatories that are not related to each other
- less than 12 months running costs in unrestricted reserves. This means in your end of year financial accounts, Unrestricted reserves (not including Designated funds) must be less than your Expenditure
- financial records or accounts
- a recent bank statement
- a constitution
- a financial plan or budget showing this year's expected income, expenditure and reserves. If you do not have these they will discuss this with you when you apply.
- a Safeguarding Policy and an Equal Opportunities Policy. Again, if you do not have these they will discuss this with you when you apply.
For more information, visit Wiltshire Community Foundation.
For more information, visit https://www.wiltshirecf.org.uk/grants-and-support/groups/community-grants/