Isla Foundation – Immediate Impact Grants

funding update

Aims/priorities: The Immediate Impact Grant responds to the needs expressed by local communities. These grants are for small-scale, short-term projects.

Examples of projects include (but are not limited to) improving community spaces, encouraging social cohesion through sport, art, community activities, or promoting education, the environment or health in the local community. Grants can also be used to test an idea through a pilot.

These grants are made to be available within short notice to ensure we can respond rapidly to unexpected events, urgent needs or just a great idea that cannot wait to be implemented!

They need to match at least one of the following criteria:

  • Work led by communities who have /have had direct experience of the issues at hand.
  • Projects defined and implemented by the communities they are serving.
  • Projects in need of small amounts of additional funding to transform new ideas into successful initiatives.
  • Community heroes – if you, or someone you know, has played a pivotal role in a community response to the pandemic, or led efforts to make their community more inclusive, safe or welcoming.

Other things to note:

At least part of the grant must be used within the first month of the fund transfer.

These grants will only be awarded to individuals or organisations living or working in the communities mentioned in the application.

Who can apply? 

  • Any individual or organisation who requires a grant to address an urgent need or wants to implement a project with a quick impact.
  • Individuals with, if possible, a track record of working for their community in one form or another (we will ask for a few references where applicable)
  • Community groups (we would prefer if you can work with another organisation, but if you want to send through an application then please note that we will need a three months’ bank statement as well as social media handles)
  • Small and medium-sized user-led* organisations (with an annual income of at least £75,000)
  • Other medium-sized organisations (minimum annual income of £250,000)

Grant amount:  We award grants of between £300 and £2,000

Application process: The online application form can be found on the Isla Foundation website.

Applicants can choose to submit their applications either as: an online form, an offline PDF or via a video or audio file.

Deadline:  Ongoing

Contact Information:  Email:

Website address:


up to £1000
Charitable Company
Constituted Group
Partnerships and Consortiums
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
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Unpublish Date: 
Thursday, 12 November, 2020