Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund

funding update
Published date: 
Monday, 16th March 2020 organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects working to reduce disadvantage experienced by the most deprived people in the community such as the disabled, those living in poverty, voluntary carers and isolated older people.

The funds objectives are:

  • Addressing issues of poverty and inequality
  • Ensuring food is at the heart of our communities
  • Supporting local community organisations to make a real difference

Millions of people in the UK are living in poverty. Poverty means not being able to heat your home, pay your rent, or buy the essentials for your children. It means waking up every day facing insecurity, uncertainty, and impossible decisions about money. It means facing a lack of equality and even discrimination – because of your financial circumstances. The constant stress it causes can lead to problems that deprive people of the chance to play a full part in society.

We know that one of the quickest ways to have a positive impact on our local communities (those communities around where Greggs trade), is to fund organisations that are already doing a great job and help them to achieve more.

This grant programme is for not for profit organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000 per annum and the maximum grant available is up to £2,000.

What will we support?

Your programme/ project needs to support a community of interest, i.e. people who are:

  • Living in poverty
  • Homeless people
  • Isolated older people
  • People struggling with mental/ physical health 

What will we measure?

Your programme needs to deliver at least one of the the following outcomes :

Improved nutrition - Increased exercise - Improved mood - Improved inclusion (reduce isolation) – Increased the volunteering opportunities

Excluded items

We 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

The closing date for applications is the 8 June 2020. 

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