Our grants are primarily awarded to organisations based and working in the West of England to benefit local people. We award grants covering a broad range of issues and welcome applications from both new and established groups.
The group or organisation receiving a grant does not have to be a registered charity, but must be not-for-profit and have charitable aims together with the following:
If you are not a formal organisation or group, and do not currently meet some of the above criteria, another charitable organisation may be able to apply on your behalf. But we encourage you to contact us before applying.
NB: If your group’s income is more than £5,000 and you are not a registered charity, company, or community benefit society, then we suggest you get advice on the status of your organisation. Usually, you must register with the Charity Commission if your charity has over £5,000 income per year. If you need advice, we suggest contacting either Voscur (for Bristol), 3SG (for B&NES), CVS South Glos or Voluntary Action North Somerset.
We will support organisations set up as Community Interest Companies (CIC) where:
NB: Although a CIC can register directors as ‘Persons with Significant Control’ with Companies House, we cannot fund a CIC where one or two directors have overall significant control.
We will not normally award grants to the following types of organisations and for the following activities:
Most of our programmes award grants to organisations, rather than individuals. However, we do run a small number of programmes for individuals – we post details of these when they’re open for applications. Check out our Current Grant Programmes.
If you have any questions about the above then please contact us at 0117 989 7700 or email email@example.com
Further information about eligibility and how to apply can be found in Help & Guidance (FAQs)
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