Area: UK and Republic of Ireland

Deadline: 3 March 2017

Greggs' Local Community Projects Fund helps organisations based in local communities to deliver projects or provide equipment to people in need.

The programme is administered by seven charity committees throughout England, Wales and Scotland, with maximum grants of £2,000.

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 are unlikely to be successful.

Greggs is interested in projects that improve resilience within your community of interest. 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 of interest.

Please note: the Greggs Local Community Projects Fund does not fund running costs or continuation of existing and ongoing work.

All projects must support a community of interest, i.e. people who are:

  • Disabled or suffering chronic illness
  • Living in poverty
  • Voluntary carers
  • Homeless
  • Isolated older people
  • Other demonstrable significant need

Environmentally conscious applications:

Greggs are particularly seeking applications from groups which meet the above criteria, but provide activities that can also benefit the environment. They have coined this, social environmentalism. Examples of projects that have included environmental elements:

  • A group of young carers who completed litter picking sessions in areas of natural beauty in Wales
  • An allotment project for people suffering early stages of dementia
  • Clearing an area of wasteland to grow vegetables as part of a healthy growing and eating project for young homeless people

To apply you will need to fill in an online application form. For acomprehensive guidelines and to download the applicatuon for visit - www.greggsfoundation.org.uk/grants/local-community-projects-fund