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Magic Little Grants 2021

Magic Little Grants 2021 has now closed and we are no longer accepting applications.

If you have a pending application with us, please note that you will be emailed regarding the outcome of your application by the end of November so please keep your eyes peeled.

If you have been contacted by us asking for more information to support your grant application, please provide this information ASAP to speed up the process.

If you have been asked to return a monitoring form to us, for the 2019 monitoring form, click here. For the 2020 monitoring form, click here.

 

2021 was our biggest programme to date, seeing us distribute £500 grants to 2000 charitable organisations delivering projects falling within 8 different funding themes. We would like to extend a huge thank you to the support and contributions from the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. 

The 2021 funding themes were:

  1. Improving mental wellbeing

  2. Enabling community participation in the arts

  3. Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty

  4. Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality

  5. Improving biodiversity and green spaces

  6. Enabling participation in physical activity

  7. Responding to the climate emergency and promoting sustainability 

  8. Increasing community access to outdoor space

 

 


 

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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!”

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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”.

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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.”