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Magic Little Grants 2018 is open for applications.

Localgiving has teamed up with the Postcode Community Trust to provide grants of £500 to small charities and community groups, with over 400 grants available. We are inviting applications from 15th May to 31st October 2018.The Magic Little Grants Fund provides local charities and community groups the opportunity to access funding to deliver engaging physical activities, which help to overcome barriers to participation.

Find our more about Magic Little Grants

 We are delighted to announce the release of our latest Local Charity and Community Group Sustainability Report

Each year our report provides a snapshot of the local voluntary sector, highlighting both the unique value of local groups and the key challenges they face.Now in its third year, our report revisits the themes of sustainability, staffing and skills while also addressing new issues such as the impact of Brexit, GDPR and devolution.

This year 686 local charities and community groups responded to our survey including many Localgiving groups. A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to give us their thoughts and share their experiences. Thanks also to Sage Foundation for funding this year's report. 

You can read all of our key findings and recommendations, or download the full report HERE.

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