Thursday, 9 March 2017

Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund

The Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund offers funding for projects that improve resilience within a community of interest (i.e. a community of people who share a common interest or passion).
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 the community of interest.
Not-for-profit organisations may apply for a grant of up to £2,000.
The Foundation advises that this is an extremely competitive grant programme with the likelihood that only 30% of applicants will secure an award.
Priority is given to organisations that have Greggs shops or premises nearby. A Greggs store locator can be accessed via this LINK.
PLEASE NOTE: the Foundation is unlikely to consider requests from larger organisations with an income greater than £300,000 or organisations with more than six months running costs in a cash reserve.
All projects must support a community of interest, for example, people who are:
o Disabled or suffering chronic illness;
o Living in poverty;
o Voluntary carers;
o Homeless;
o Isolated older people; or
o Other demonstrable significant need.
Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate improvements against at least one of the following Key Performance Targets:
o Beneficiaries have decreased social isolation;
o Beneficiaries report improved health and wellbeing;
o Beneficiaries report improved resilience/coping mechanisms;
o Beneficiaries have improved life skills; and/or
o Beneficiaries have improved opportunities.
Funding is not available for:
o Ongoing running costs;
o Continuation of existing and ongoing work;
o Contributions towards larger projects/fundraising appeals;
o Animal charities;
o Friends of associations;
o Uniformed groups such as scouts, guides and sea cadets;
o Sports clubs and associations;
o Overseas travel;
o Curricular activities that take place during the school day;
o Religious promotion;
o Research grants;
o Repayment of loans;
o Purchase of vehicles;
o Medical equipment;
o Major capital projects; or
o Sponsorship of events or activities.
There are two funding rounds each year. The second and final deadline for 2017 is Saturday 24 June.
Application forms are available to complete online at the Foundation's website.
Contact details for the Foundation are:
The Greggs Foundation
Greggs House
Quorum Business Park
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE12 8BU
Tel: 0191 212 7626

(Source: GRIN)

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