Aims/priorities: Grants are available for local community groups, charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises in the UK for projects that have a positive impact on communities, people, or the environment. The Grants for Good Fund has been launched to extend the impact of the Matthew Good Foundation, and allow small charities, community projects and social enterprises to apply for funding directly. Every three months, £10,000 will be divided between five shortlisted projects that have a positive impact on communities, people, or the environment. The shortlisted projects will be voted on by John Good Group employees.
Who can apply? Local community groups, charities, voluntary groups or social enterprises in the UK with an average income of less than £50,000 in the last 12 months are welcome to apply. Applicants must have a bank account in the organisation’s/project’s name. The following are not eligible for funding:
- Activities that promote political or religious beliefs
- Sponsorship/fundraising events
- Sports clubs or sponsorship
Grant amount: A total of £10,000 will be made available every three months, and five shortlisted organisations will each receive a share. Funding awarded will be based on the number of votes received by employees from John Good Group, in the following order:
- First place - £3,500
- Second place - £2,500
- Third place - £2,000
- Fourth place - £1,000
- Fifth place - £1,000
Application process: The application form can be found on the Matthew Good Foundation website.
Deadline: Applications are welcome all year round. Funding will be awarded every three months in April, July, October, and January, with an application deadline of the 15th of the month before.
Contact information: Michelle Taft, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Website address: Grants for Good – Matthew Good Foundation