30th November 2017
Small Grant Programme re-OPENED

The Purpose of the Fund
The overall aim of the programme is to support and strengthen small Community Organisations operating in the rural areas, market and coastal towns of the South West Region. The focus will be on activities that enable people from diverse backgrounds to become engaged in their neighbourhoods and communities and to support those organisations that are bringing about real change to the lives of the people who live in those communities.

Where and who should projects be aimed at?
Priority will be given to:
• small community organisations that are addressing the needs of people in their communities by engaging people in community activity either as volunteers or as people benefiting from the funded activities
• charitable organisations with annual running costs under
£25,000 although organisations with slightly larger running costs that can demonstrate a small amount of funding will make a real difference, may be considered in exceptional circumstances if they meet the rest of the criteria

Rural Communities, Market and Coastal Towns
Because of the current funding crisis the Foundation is giving priority to rural areas and small market and coastal towns. This was the focus of our original small grant programme. We are also having to look very carefully at applications from organisations that have received funding from us in the last three years. It is likely that we will only be able to assist those organisations who have had previous grants if they are currently under threat of closure and the funding will assist to stop this happening. Please do talk to us if you are wishing to make a repeat application as we may be able to consider a smaller grant depending on the circumstances.

For more information and an application form please contact Jan or Jill at South West Foundation on 01373 813088 or email us on info@southwestfoundation.org.uk

To read up about the eligibility and how to apply please click HERE