Friday, 17 March 2017

Pebbles Small Grant Programme

The Rank Foundation Limited is a registered charity (no. 276976) with the following charitable objectives:
“(1) The advancement and promotion of the Christian religion and Christian religious education of the public, advancing public knowledge of other world faiths with significant communities in the United Kingdom; and
(2) Encouraging and developing leadership amongst young people and supporting disadvantaged young people and those who are frail or lonely through old age and disability”. 
The Foundation generally awards grants in the following categories:
o Encouraging and developing leadership;
o Promoting enterprise and innovation;
o Caring for the disadvantaged and the marginalised; and
o Promoting the understanding of the values, traditions and practices of the Christian faith, from a perspective that respects those of all faiths and those of none.
The Foundation allocated almost £5,000,000 in support of its charitable objectives during the year ending 31 December 2015 through a number of initiatives, one of which was its "Pebbles Small Grant Programme".
The Pebbles Small Grant Programme provides funding to charities and churches for projects that benefit UK residents in UK communities, and in particular:
o Specific projects for which the mainstay is capital costs - building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment; and
o A one-off short term activity, such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people.
No minimum of maximum grant levels are available. However, potential applicants should note that this is a small grants programme.
Grants are available for projects which are costed at under £1 million. Organisations must have an annual income of less than £500,000 and are expected to have confirmed funding to the value of 33% of the total project cost.
Funding is not available for:
o Running costs or salaries;
o Any projects that take place outside the UK;
o Projects that benefit visitors to the UK;
o Projects that are for the benefit of only one ethnic or religious group - facilities must be open to the wider community;
o Causes supported elsewhere by the Rank Foundation (this includes hospices, mainstream schools, specific individuals and film-making); and
o Areas that are under the provision of state aid, such as medical requirements.
Applications may be submitted at any time via the application form available on the Foundation’s website.
Contact details for the Foundation are:
The Rank Foundation
12 Warwick Square
(The Foundation does not provide a phone number.) 

(Source: GRIN)

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