Comic Relief’s Core Strength – Local Communities Grants Programme
This programme offers grants to help cover the day to day costs of small locally led and based voluntary and community sector groups that are doing ‘much needed’ work in their local communities.
Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 or between £1,000 and £10,000 (depending on the local community foundation) are to be used to support groups that can evidence a sustained beneficial impact on people’s lives who are excluded or disadvantaged.
This may be through low income, rural or social isolation, age, disabilities, race, sexuality or gender.
Priority is to be given to small, locally based groups or organisations in areas of disadvantage that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community and are undertaking actions to address these needs.
The work and main focus of the applicant organisation should fit one of Comic Relief’s priorities, which are:
- Connected communities – seeking to improve inclusion and cohesion in communities.
- Productive communities – investing in local residents to help them solve the issues they are facing using local people and resources.
- Empowered communities – working to empower marginalised and disadvantaged communities.
It is anticipated that this will be a very competitive programme.
The programme will have two deadlines: 29th September 2017 and 30th March 2018
This programme is being managed by UK Community Foundations network.
Visit the Community Foundation in Wales website to find out how to apply.