The next round of the Greggs Foundation’s Community Projects Fund is now open, providing grants of up to £2,000 to not-for-profit organisations in England, Scotland and Wales for projects providing equipment for people in need at the heart of local communities.
These include people who are:
- Disabled or suffering chronic illness
- Living in poverty
- Voluntary carers
- Isolated older people
- Other demonstrable significant need
Eligible projects should improve resilience within a community of interest and can include sessional activities/respite support, equipment for sessional activities, trips and residential breaks.
The Foundation is also interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting the community of interest.
Eligible projects should also be able to demonstrate that they have achieved at least one of the following Key Performance Targets for their beneficiaries:
- Decreased social isolation
- Improved health and wellbeing
- Improved resilience/coping mechanisms
- Improved life skills
- Improved opportunities
The Local Community Projects Fund is administered by seven charity committees throughout Great Britain.