Greggs Foundation’s Local Community Projects Fund awards grants of up to £2,000 to enable not for profit organisations to do something they otherwise couldnt afford to.
They have six local charity committees which meet regularly throughout England, Scotland and Wales to review applications and award grants. Please carefully read the following guidelines before starting an application.
Who do they support?
Local Community Projects Funding is offered to organisations supporting people in need. Any not for profit organisation can apply, however, larger organisations with a turnover in excess of £300,000 will be unsuccessful.
What type of project can they support?
They are interested in projects that improve resilience within your community. This can include sessional activities/respite support, equipment for sessional activities, trips and residential breaks. They are also interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting your community. They do not fund running costs or continuation of existing and ongoing work.
All projects must support a community of interest, ie people who are:
- Disabled or suffering chronic illness
- Living in poverty
- Voluntary carers
- Homeless people
- Isolated older people
- Other demonstrable significant need
Key Performance Targets:
Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate improvements against at least one of their Key Performance Targets to be successful for a grant:
- Beneficiaries have decreased social isolation
- Beneficiaries report improved health and wellbeing
- Beneficiaries report improved resilience/coping mechanisms
- Beneficiaries have improved life skills
- Beneficiaries have improved opportunities
They are unable to fund the following excluded items:
- Ongoing running costs
- Contributions towards larger projects/fundraising appeals
- Animal charities
- Friends of associations
- Uniformed groups such as scouts, guides and sea cadets
- Sports clubs and associations
- Overseas travel
- Curricular activities that take place during the school day
- Religious promotion
- Research grants
- Repayment of loans
- Purchase of vehicles
- Medical Equipment
- Major capital projects
- Sponsorship of events or activities
Where can they make grants?
They are more likely to make grants to local organisations who have a Greggs shop in their region. Please use the shop locator on the Greggs website to find your nearest shop.
How much can they give?
The maximum grant that we can give is £2,000.
What are your chances of success?
The programme is over-subscribed and there is huge competition for the grants available. Please don’t be too disappointed if we are unable to support your project. We are unable to give tailored feedback on every application, however we will let you know whether it has been successful as early as we can. In 2018 15% of eligible applications were awarded.
How to apply:
Follow the link at the bottom of this page to be taken to an online application form. After successful submission, you will receive an automatic email with the details of your application. If you don’t receive an email it is likely that something has gone wrong. You may want to check your junk or spam folder before contacting us. If you do require their assistance however, please contact the Greggs Foundation on 0191 2127626 and they can help you.
You can expect a decision within 8 weeks of the closing date. Greggs Foundation is highly over-subscribed and reserves the right to close the application window if they’ve received more good quality applications than they are able to fund. they will notify you here if they are unable to accept applications.
They are working with SEMBLE (www.semble.org) to establish an online network dedicated to all the winners of the Greggs Foundation Grant. SEMBLE is the UK’s most active network connecting and resourcing community projects. The main aim of the Greggs Foundation “cluster” network is to connect all the Greggs winning projects on an online platform, where they can easily share updates and stories of their project’s progress and connect with similar projects.
Round 1 decisions will be announced on 25th April
Round 2 is now open and closes on 30th June with decisions being announced on 25th August