Details of two grant programmes that open on Monday 1st March and will close to applications as soon as 100 applications have been received

A reminder of two grant programmes that open to applications on Monday 1 March 2021 and will close as soon as 100 applications have been received. Both programmes have recently been featured in the daily GRIN Grants Bulletin (ask for details by emailing info@grin.coop).

1.  The Green Hall Foundation

Opens at 9am on Monday 1 March 2021 and will close as soon as 100 applications have been received, which is often within an hour or two of the programme opening.

The overarching objective of the Green Hall Foundation is to sustainably improve lives, particularly among the sick, the elderly, homeless, the disabled and the disadvantaged, particularly in the UK. The Foundation places an emphasis on social welfare and medicine, especially where this provides support for young people in need, as well as mentally and physically disabled persons. Preference is given to appeals that will make a tangible and lasting difference to the applying charity rather than for core costs. Overseas projects may be also supported provided that the applicant charity is registered in the UK.

UK registered charities may apply for a grant of between £1,000 and £10,00

To apply, applicants must register on the Foundation’s website, where further information, frequently asked questions (FAQs) and registration information is available. Registration can be made at any time in advance of the application window opening.

Charities can then complete the online application form as soon as the programme opens at 9am on Monday 1 March 2021. An example of the application form is available at this LINK.

2. The Postcode Local Trust for the West of England

The Postcode Local Trust for the West of England opens to applications at 10am on Monday 1 March and will close as soon as 100 applications have been received.

Community Benefit Societies and Community Interest Companies (CICs) with an asset lock, constituted voluntary organisations with no charity number and excepted and exempted charities may apply for a grant of between £500 and £2,000, while registered charities with a charity number can apply for between £500 and £20,000.

Organisations in the West of England (see map) with an annual turnover of less than £1 million (although please note that priority will be given to applicants with an annual turnover of less than £500,000) can apply for project and core funding that will enable them to:

o Benefit mental health.
o Enable community participation in the arts.
o Enable participation in physical activities.
o Improve biodiversity.
o Increase community access to green spaces.
o Promote equality.
o Relieve poverty.
o Support marginalised groups, 
and
o Tackle climate change.

The Postcode Local Trust is available in other parts of the UK and has a Postcode Trust Finder so that organisations outside the West of England can find the relevant Postcode Trust for their area.

Further information and guidance is available on the Postcode Local Trust website