Magic Little Grants Fund Returns for 2022

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Aims/priorities: LocalGiving has launched its annual Magic Little Grants scheme for the fifth year in a row with more money than last year. With support from the six funding trusts from the People’s Postcode Lottery, it is expected that 2,650 charitable organisations will receive a grant of £500 each.

To be eligible, organisations must have an annual income under £250,000 or be in their first year of operation and operate within England, Scotland or Wales.

This year's funding aims to support projects that address the following themes:

  • Improving mental wellbeing.
  • Enabling community participation in the arts.
  • Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty.
  • Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality.
  • Improving biodiversity and green spaces.
  • Enabling participation in physical activity.
  • Responding to the climate emergency and promoting sustainability.
  • Increasing community access to outdoor space.

Funding can be used to launch new projects, support existing ones, or cover core costs associated with ongoing work.

Who can apply: To access the Magic Little Grants Fund, applicants must:

  • Be eligible to join Localgiving by
  • Having charitable aims that are not solely for the advancement of religion.
  • Operating on local/regional community initiatives and not be a national charity.
  • Having a UK bank account in the group’s name.
  • Have an annual income under £250,000 or be in their first year of operation.

The following organisations can apply:

  • Registered charities with either the Charity Commission for England & Wales or Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).
  • Community Interest Companies (CICs).
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs, SCIOs).
  • Social enterprises.
  • Other not-for-profit community organisations.
  • Charitable organisations that are schools or connected to schools.

Grant amount: Up to £500

Application process: Please visit their website to apply.

Deadline: Midnight on 31 October 2022.

Contact information: Help Desk, Localgiving, 189-190 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6HU, Tel: 0300 111 2340, Email:

Website: Localgiving - Magic Little Grants



up to £1000
Charitable Company
Constituted Group
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Funding Theme: 
Children and Young People
Health and Wellbeing
Sport and Recreation
Unpublish Date: 
Monday, 31 October, 2022