Localgiving's Magic Little Grants scheme provides small unrestricted grants on behalf of grant makers to local charities and community groups to support their vital work.
With its simple 10 minute application process, the scheme reduces the work required for grassroots organisations to access the funding they need to launch or strengthen their services.
Magic Little Grants Fund in partnership with Postcode Community Trust
Our Magic Little Grants Fund in partnership with Postcode Community Trust has now closed. Between September 2017 and January 2018, Localgiving awarded £100,000 in grants to 205 local charities and community groups through its Magic Little Grants Programme.
This round of grants were distributed in association with the Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. These grants, of £250 and £500, were specifically aimed at projects that seek to increase participation in exercise and healthy activities. A wide variety of groups have been supported ranging from exercise classes for stroke survivors to outdoor, adventure activities for disadvantaged young people.
Applicants had to have an annual income under £50,000 or be in their first year of operation. Preference was given to projects that encouraged social cohesion and helped vulnerable people to overcome barriers to participation in physical activities.
The feedback from grant awardees has been hugely positive.LEGS (London Exercise Group for Stroke) 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”.
On top of their grant, all successful organisations receive access to Localgiving’s online fundraising platform, numerous fundraising resources and regular match fund campaigns.
If you're a foundation or other grant maker interested in supporting small local charities via Magic Little Grants, then please get in touch!
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