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Grants
Berkshire Community Foundation manages a number of named funds, each with their own set of criteria and deadlines to support community groups and projects benefitting people living in Berkshire.

 

Our average grant size for 2014/15 was £2,886.  

FUNDS AVAILABLE
We administer a range of funds including the following:

  • BCF Funds – the current round is now closed, further information will be posted here when available.
  • Give a Child a Chance – the current round is now closed, further information will be posted here when available.
  • NHS Fund for Carers – the current round is now closed, further information will be posted here when available.
  • Comic Relief Local Communities Programme– the current round is now closed, further information will be posted here when available.
  • Three Community Grassroots Fund– the current round is now closed, further information will be posted here when available.
  • Mars in the Community– the current round is now closed, further information will be posted here when available.
WHO CAN APPLY
A community group or charity working in Berkshire, clearly demonstrating that the project will make a measurable difference to Berkshire residents suffering from disadvantage.

(For individuals, please refer to Give a Child a Chance).

EXCLUSIONS
We do not fund:

  • medical research or equipment
  • sponsorship or one off events
  • individuals over the age of 18 (except those up to 25 for those with learning/physical disabilities)
  • organisations that primarily support plants or animal welfare
  • building improvements/projects or capital appeals (unless flood damaged)
  • overseas travel/expeditions
  • promotion of religious or political causes
  • statutory work (in educational institutions or replacing statutory funding)
  • projects benefiting those outside the county
  • retrospective funding
  • organisations that are regional or national charities (unless locally led and run)
  • organisations that have substantial unrestricted funds.
FUNDING INFORMATION
Berkshire Community Foundation would like to be able to fund all funding applications. However, we receive requests for money that far exceed the amount of money that we are able to grant.  This means that even if your application meets the funding criteria, unfortunately we are not always able to support it.

 

To give your application the best chance of being successful, you should:

  • Complete the application form fully
  • Meet all aspects of the fund criteria
  • Ensure that your outcomes are clear

 

If your application is unsuccessful, you could:

  • Contact your local Council for Voluntary Services for guidance
  • Search for further funders using fundingcentral.org
  • Consider raising money by other methods, including online fundraising for example through localgiving.com

 

If you are advised by Berkshire Community Foundation that your application has been unsuccessful the Foundation will, where appropriate, give you some feedback but cannot enter a lengthy correspondence on this.

Whatever the outcome of your application, we wish you every success in your ongoing fundraising.

HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested in applying for funding, please complete and submit an Expression of Interest form. On receipt of the form, the Programmes Team will consider your request for funding alongside the funding streams available.

PLEASE NOTE

As part of the application process groups are required to submit:

  • Up-to-date audited accounts
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM

CONTACT DETAILS:

Name (required)

Phone Number (required)

Email Address (required)

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION:

Name of the organisation (required)

Location of operation (required)

Aim of the organisation (required)

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

Description of the project and its aims (what difference the project will make) (required)

The need for the project with evidence to back this up (required)

Description of the beneficiaries (the number, how they will be identified) (required)

Amount of funding required (required)

Amount raised so far (required)

Other funders approached (required)

What fund are you interested in applying for? (required)