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Magic Little Grants 2019

The Magic Little Grants 2019 programme has now closed for applications.

Thanks to an award of £550,000 from Postcode Community Trust, funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, we were able to provide more grants than ever before. We will be announcing the full results in due course.

This fund gave local charities and community groups the chance to apply online for a £500 grant to deliver projects across Great Britain that encourage people to be physically active. Successful projects supported and inspired people to participate in sports or exercise with the primary aim of improving the physical health of participants.

With its simple 10-minute application process, the Magic Little Grants fund reduces the work required for local organisations to access the funding they need to launch or strengthen their services.

 

  • Applicants were required to be in their first year of operation or have an annual income under £250,000. Preference was given to projects that encourage social cohesion and help vulnerable people to overcome barriers to participation in physical activities.
  • Funding could be used to launch new projects, support existing ones, or cover core costs associated with ongoing work.
  • The deadline for applications was midnight on 30th November 2019.

 

As well as receiving a Magic Little Grant, successful organisations that were new to Localgiving were also be given a free annual membership with Localgiving worth £96. This membership gives them access to all of Localgiving’s wider online fundraising services, such as regular fundraising campaigns and training.

 


 

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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.”