WHSmith Trust Community Grant

Status:Open to applications

Description

Small grants are available for charities, schools and community groups of any size, provided they support the community in the UK.


Extended Description

The community grants scheme is provided and administered by the WHSmith Trust, an independent registered charity

The funding for this scheme has been generated from the introduction of compulsory single use carrier bag levies by the Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish and English governments. The trust repurposes the proceeds from the compulsory carrier bag levies to charitable causes that support the community.


Details

Maximum Value:£ 500


Key Criteria

Applications will be accepted from the following:

  • Registered or Exempt Charities.
  • Constituted voluntary organisations and community groups.
  • Schools and pre-schools.

Applicants can be from anywhere in the UK.


Latest Information

There are two application periods each year: 1 October to 31 March and 1 April to 30 September.

Key Criteria

Applications will be accepted from the following:

  • Registered or Exempt Charities.
  • Constituted voluntary organisations and community groups.
  • Schools and pre-schools.

Applicants can be from anywhere in the UK.


Eligible Expenditure

Applications must be for the benefit of a UK community.


Payment Procedure

Payment is by cheque to the nominated charity or school. Cheques will be sent out within a month of the end of each application round.


Restrictions

The following are not eligible for support:

  • Party political organisations.
  • Religious organisations.
  • Military organisations.
  • Individuals.
  • Expeditions or overseas travel. 

 

Application Procedure

An online application form can be found on the Trust's website.

Unallocated funds at the end of each six month application round will be donated to UK charities as part of the WHSmith Trust’s wider grant making activity.

For further information, applicants are advised to contact the Trust directly.


Addresses and contacts

Contact details:
Enquiries
 
WHSmith Trust 
Greenbridge Road 
Swindon 
SN3 3LD
Telephone:
01793 562824
communitygrants@whsmith.co.uk