Heart Of Experian Charity Fund

Status:Open to applications



Grants are available for schools, small local groups and charities in the UK so that they can become sustainable or expand their work in their local community.

Maximum Value:
£ 5,000

Value Notes

Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

Extended Description

The Charity Fund was set up by Experian people as a separate charity that is independent of Experian. All the charitable fundraising from Experian staff in house is donated to the Charity Fund.

The funding is intended to help small local groups and charities across the UK which are not often heard but do some great work at grassroots level.

Latest Information

Applications will be accepted at any time and will be reviewed on a quarterly basis.

Key Criteria

Local charities, schools, and community groups can apply.

To be eligible, applicants must have:

  • A gross annual income of £500,000 or less in the most recent full financial year.
  • A written constitution and a management committee.
  • A bank account in the group's name.
  • Accounts available to view on the Charity Commission website (or include a copy when submitting an application).
  • Unrestricted reserves that are less than six months’ running costs.
  • A charitable project which requires funding of £5,000 or less and benefits the local community.

Eligible Expenditure

The funding is to support local projects with a charitable purpose which benefit the community as a whole.

Eligible projects must:

  • Make the applicant’s organisation or project more sustainable.
  • Relate to financial inclusion, financial education, entrepreneurship or developing skills useful in business.
  • Have a long-term benefit for the community.
  • Have a clear approach or strategy for attracting future funding or otherwise ensuring the continuation of the project.
  • Demonstrate that they have a project manager with appropriate experience to be able to successfully deliver the project.
  • Have not received funding from the Charity Fund in the past 12 months.

Match Funding Restrictions

Priority may be given to applicants that have secured match funding for their project.


Grants are not available for:

  • National charities.
  • Supporting individuals.
  • Salary costs (unless the applicant has a clear strategy for the position’s future sustainability).


Application Procedure

Guidance notes and an application form can be found on Heart of Experian website.

Contact the Heart of Experian Charity Fund for further information.

Payment Procedure

Successful applicants will be required to sign a Grant Award Agreement before they receive their grant payment.

Address & Contacts

Contact details:
Community Involvement Team
Heart of Experian Charity Fund 
Riverleen House 
Electric Avenue 
NG80 1RH
0115 992 2431