The Cooperative Membership Community Fund
The Community Fund is a grant scheme that helps local communities throughout the UK. Groups can apply for £100 to £2,000. Since the Cooperative Group started the initiative in 1997, thousands of clubs, community groups and self-help organisations have benefited. Committed members of The Co-operative Group who want to help improve the lives of others donate part or all of their share of the profits. They have already raised millions of pounds each year for all kinds of community projects, and last year alone the Community Fund gave away £1.2 million in donations.
To be successful, a group must carry out positive work in the community.
A project must:
Man Group plc Charitable Trust
The Trust funds a number of charities at any one time. The Small Grants Programme is intended to be responsive to charities' short- and medium-term needs. Grants of up to £50,000 per year are made for one to three years. The Large Grants Programme allows the Trust to partner with a small number of promising organisations and provide these with grants of up to £250,000 per year for one to three years.
Charities that have not been invited by the Trust to apply for funding may send a letter of inquiry after carefully studying the funding principles below, including the Exclusions section.
Letters of enquiry should not exceed one page, and should include the following:
The Trust focuses its support in the following areas:
- Major grants: £535,531
- Hardship fund: £193,872
- Regional grants: £387,292
- Breakfast clubs: £160,995
Santander Foundation now open
This has now re-opened for applications.
This foundation operates a rolling programme, with no deadline for applications.
Who can apply?
We can only make donations to organisations with charitable status for their work within the UK. This includes registered charities, Friendly Societies, Industrial & Provident Societies registered under charitable not membership rules (an exception to this are credit unions – who we can fund).
We cannot fund Community Interest Companies or not-for-profit organisations unless they are also registered charities.
We cannot fund individuals or charities outside the UK.
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