Greggs Foundation - Local Community Projects Fund

Status:Open to applications
Application Deadline: 09 March 2018


Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations based in local communities in England, Scotland and Wales to deliver projects or provide equipment to people in need at the heart of their local communities.


Maximum Value:£ 2,000

Value Notes

This is a highly competitive grant scheme with only 30% of eligible applicants receiving funding in 2016.

The maximum grant available is £2,000.

Extended Description

The Local Community Projects Fund is provided by Greggs Foundation (formerly Greggs Trust) and administered by seven charity committees throughout Great Britain. The Fund is funded through shop collections, regional fundraising events, payroll giving and trustee contributions.

The Fund helps organisations based in local communities in England, Scotland and Wales to deliver projects or provide equipment to people in need at the heart of their local communities.

Latest Information

The deadline for applications is 9 March 2018.

Key Criteria

Not for profit organisations are eligible to apply.

The grant making area includes the whole of Great Britain. Priority will be given to organisations that have Greggs shops or premises nearby.

Eligible Expenditure

Funding is available for projects that improve resilience within a community of interest. This 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.

All projects must support a community of interest, ie people who are:

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

The Foundation is particularly seeking applications from groups which meet the above criteria, but provide activities that can also benefit the environment. Examples of projects that include environmental elements have included:

  • 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.

Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate improvements against at least one of the following Key Performance Targets:

  • Beneficiaries have decreased social isolation.
  • Beneficiaries report improved health and wellbeing.
  • Beneficiaries report improved resilience/coping mechanisms.
  • Beneficiaries have improved life skills.
  • Beneficiaries have improved opportunities.



Funding is not available for the following:

  • Ongoing running costs.
  • Continuation of existing and ongoing work.
  • Contributions towards larger projects/fundraising appeals.
  • Animal charities.
  • Friends of associations.
  • Uniformed groups such as scouts, guides and sea cadets.
  • Sports clubs and associations.
  • Overseas travel.
  • Curricular activities that take place during the school day.
  • Religious promotion.
  • Research grants.
  • Repayment of loans.
  • Purchase of vehicles.
  • Medical equipment.
  • Major capital projects.
  • Sponsorship of events or activities.

The Foundation is unlikely to consider requests from larger organisations with an income greater than £300,000 or organisations with more than six months running costs in a cash reserve.

Application Procedure

Greggs Foundation is highly over-subscribed and reserves the right to close the application window if it receives more good quality applications than it is able to fund. Groups will be notified if the Foundation is unable to accept applications.

Application forms are available to complete online at the Foundation's website.

Contact the Greggs Foundation for further information.

Addresses and contacts

Contact details:
Greggs Foundation
Greggs House
Quorum Business Park
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE12 8BU
Telephone:0191 212 7626