Express Grant

This grant programme is open for applications all year.

Maximum grant awarded:
The average grant award size is £2,500. Applicant organisations can be awarded up to a maximum of £5,000 in any 12 month period.

What can you apply for?
To be eligible for a grant from the Express Grant Programme your work/activity must benefit people who are disadvantaged. The beneficiaries may be disadvantaged due to poverty, disability, age, location or culture. The work/activity should reflect the concerns and priorities of the target beneficiaries and fit well with existing community services/activities.

Who can apply?
Express Grants are targeted at small organisations with charitable aims where a small amount of money can make a significant difference. Applicants must be based and working in Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire.

There are no limits to the size of organisation which may apply for an Express Grant. However, if an applicant organisation has more than 8 months of its annual expenditure in unrestricted reserves then its application will be considered a lower priority for funding. If your organisation is holding significant financial reserves you will need to make it clear why these reserves cannot be used to cover the cost of the activity.

We are happy to make Express grants in Bristol Pounds. Contact us for details.

Please download and read the guidelines below before applying for a grant.

Apply online using the link below. You can return to your online application form as many times as is needed, and save it as you go along. The online application link can also be shared with colleagues, or other parties, if more than one person needs to contribute to the application. Alternatively you can request a hard copy application by post by contacting our office.