Magic Little Grants 2020
The Magic Little Grants 2020 programme is now closed and we will not be accepting further applications.
Together with Postcode Community Trust, a grant giving charity funded by players of People's Postcode Lottery, Localgiving has been delighted to offer charitable organisations the opportunity to apply for grants of £500 and distribute 900 of them to community projects across Great Britain.
We will be announcing the final grantees soon and will be getting in touch with the charities regarding the outcome.
Magic Little Grants 2019
In our biggest programme to date, we distributed £458,500 to 917 local charities and community groups delivering sports or physical activities across the UK.
Flamingo Chicks, who received a grant to provide sensory kits for disabled children to attend dance classes, said: “The grant had a huge impact! It's a great scheme. We love Localgiving, it’s so easy to use and has been instrumental in our organisation’s success.”
Featherstone Rovers Foundation, who received a grant to deliver a range of activities to encourage more young people to try Rugby League, said: “It’s a breath of fresh air to be able to complete a straight forward funding application and reporting process!”
Magic Little Grants 2018
In 2018, £215,000 in grants was delivered to 430 small charities and community groups delivering sports or physical activities across the UK.
Leith Community Archers, who received a grant to help them purchase new archery equipment, said: “It has been tremendous, one of our members who uses a wheelchair has progressed to be an instructor through use of the equipment. This has inspired other members to want to do the same.”
Happy Wanderers Ambulance Organisation used their grant to provide free transport for older people and wheelchair users to access local physical activities, responded: “It is so good to have grant funding earmarked specifically for the very small charities in the community and open to requests for core funding”.
Magic Little Grants 2017
In 2017, £100,000 in grants was distributed to 205 local charities and community groups. Grants, of £250 and £500, were given to projects that seek to increase participation in exercise and healthy activities.
LEGS (London Exercise Group for Stroke), who received a grant to increase access to physical activities for stroke survivors, said "We are so grateful for the funding we have received and it was such a smooth process with great communication from you at all stages."
The 2000 Club, a disability focused sports group in Heston, added "Everything that [Localgiving] promised to do from applying to receiving the funds went through smoothly.”