One Stop Carriers For Causes Grants

Status: Open to Applications


Description

Grants are available to local non-profit organisations and groups for projects within two miles of a One Stop store in Great Britain that benefit local communities by helping to improve lives and local places.


Details

Maximum Value:£ 1,000

 


Value Notes

The maximum grant available is £1,000.


Extended Description

The One Stop’s ‘Carriers for Causes’ grants programme, administered by Groundwork, is funded through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in One Stop stores in England, Wales and Scotland.

The funding is intended for local not-for-profit organisations that have projects located within two miles of a One Stop store in England, Scotland or Wales.

The grants will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project which must meet at least one of the programme's outcomes:

  • Improving the lives of young people.
  • Improving the lives of the elderly.
  • Promoting physical activity.
  • Improving health or well being.
  • Increasing community safety.
  • Protecting or improving the local environment.

 


Latest Information

This is a rolling programme, and applications will be accepted throughout the year.


Key Criteria

Non-profit making organisations in England, Scotland and Wales can apply as long as they are constituted and have a governing document.

Applications will be accepted from a wide range of organisations including:

  • Voluntary and community organisations
  • Registered charities
  • Schools
  • Health bodies
  • Hospices
  • Sports clubs
  • Community day centres
  • Parish/Town councils
  • Social enterprises
  • Community Interest Companies
  • Community councils (Scotland)
  • Local authorities
  • Social Housing providers

Applicants can find out if their project is within two miles of a participating One Stop store by using the store locator on the Groundwork website.

 


Eligible Expenditure

To be eligible, projects must benefit local communities by helping to improve lives and local places.

Projects must also meet at least one of the following additional outcomes:

  • Improving the lives of young people.
  • Improving the lives of the elderly.
  • Promoting physical activity.
  • Improving health or well being.
  • Increasing community safety.
  • Protecting or improving the local environment.

Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • One off community events such as community fun day expenses, summer youth camp, litter picking, day trips costs for community based clubs or organisations, sports events, expenses to pay for terminally ill cancer patients on visits to the seaside.
  • Purchasing items to run a project such as specialised medical equipment, football/cricket /netball kit for local junior club, arts and craft materials for a workshop, kitchen equipment for a healthy eating project, marketing materials for an event, fishing kit for youth project.
  • Improvements to community buildings such as painting, refurbishing buildings such as hospices, scout or guide huts, school building, community centres.
  • Improvements to external spaces such as park clean ups, community gardens, hospital/hospice gardens, disabled access projects, food growing projects, woodland walk.
  • Purchasing materials to undertake a place based improvement project such as buying paint, litter pickers, gravel, grass seed, plants, and benches.

The funding can be spent on project costs as follows:

  • 90% of the grant must be spent on direct delivery, by which is meant physical works and labour costs.
  • 10% of the grant can be spent on indirect costs, by which is meant management, administration, evaluation, promotion, fundraising, and training.

 


Match Funding Restrictions

Match funding is not required.


Restrictions

The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Businesses and for-profit organisations.
  • Projects which are not within two miles of a One Stop store.
  • Purchase of land.
  • Work that has already taken place.
  • Political donations.
  • Fundraising activities or challenges (eg, costs for a sky dive, etc.).
  • Running costs and organisation overheads.
  • Conferences or seminars.
  • Activities which collect funds for redistribution to other charities or individuals.
  • Overseas appeals.
  • Expeditions or overseas travel.

 


Application Procedure

Applications are shortlisted on a quarterly basis for panel decision which will take place every three months. Applicants will generally know the outcome of their application within 16 weeks of applying.

An online application form along with guidelines and application questions can be found on the Groundworks website.

 


Addresses and contacts

Contact details:
Enquiries Groundwork UK
Lockside
5 Scotland Street
Birmingham
B1 2RR
Telephone:0121 237 5791
Email:carriersforcausesinfo@groundwork.org.uk