Grassroots Grants

This fund is now closed

Grassroots Grants offered funding for organisations and groups working in local communities. The funding was available for projects until March 2011.


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If your group ticked all the boxes, you could apply for a Grassroots grant of £250 – £5000:

  • a not-for-profit voluntary or community group in England;
  • led by volunteers;
  • active in local community 12 months or more;
  • average income (over three years) of less than £30,000 per year;
  • works for the benefit of your local community.

“We’ve found that it’s not always easy for very small community groups to access grant funding, but applying for Grassroots Grants was relatively simple. Now we have funding to reach even more people in need” Leanne Moreland, Maternity Buddy, Lincolnshire

Grassroots Grants was a £130 million government funded programme that supported the voluntary sector in building stronger, more active communities. Grassroots Grants included an £80 million small grants programme and a £50 million endowment match challenge. Both elements were delivered by local funders, with excellent local knowledge and experience in giving out grants and managing endowment funds.