Grant Opportunities

PWCF Small Grants to support Grassroots Projects – UK

PWCF Small Grants to support Grassroots Projects – UK

Deadline: 18-Aug-23

PWCF is now considering small grant applications from UK registered non-profit organisations supporting grassroots projects in diverse and deprived communities in the United Kingdom, Commonwealth and Internationally.

Funding Themes
  • Heritage & Conservation: Funds heritage conservation and restoration projects at places of worship and are interested in funding non-capital projects which improve the fabric of buildings for the benefit of local communities.
  • Education: Welcome applications from organisations that seek to deliver education and training projects outside of The Prince’s Trust scope and age-range including support for people with special educational needs.
  • Health & Wellbeing: Community projects and initiatives which support the physical and mental health and wellbeing of people with disabilities or life limiting illnesses in disadvantaged communities.
  • Social Inclusion: Community and art projects that aim to relieve poverty, loneliness and other social issues or support the welfare of the elderly, veterans and interfaith cohesion.
  • Environment: Community environmental projects (including the circular economy), economic sustainability initiatives and conservation of the natural environment.
  • Countryside: Welcome applications from organisations working to transform lives and improve living conditions in rural communities and would consider funding community transport schemes or other initiatives that complement projects funded by The Prince’s Countryside Fund (PWCF’s subsidiary).
Funding Information

The small grants programme awards single or multi-year grants to a maximum value of £5,000 and £15,000 respectively. The average single award is £2,000. In order to maximize impact, they would also consider awarding multi-year small grants to UK registered non-profit organisations.

Eligibility Criteria
  • They will consider applications from UK registered non-profit organisations with an income of up to £1 million. Please note that to maximise impact and to meet the charitable objectives, PWCF may from time to time invite organisations with an income of more than £1 million to apply for funding during a closed grant round.
  • Applications will be considered from organisations that have completed at least two years of activity and are able to submit accounts or income and expenditure statements.
  • Where applicable, PWCF will offer a single or multi-year small grant award.
  • Are keen to fund projects/activities and organisations that are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion principles or aim to support diverse communities.
Grants will not be awarded to:
  • Individuals and public bodies.
  • Non-profit organisations which are part of a federation.
  • Organisations that mainly distribute grants to other organisations.
  • Organisations that are looking to support similar projects delivered by the Prince of Wales’s core charities – Prince’s Foundation and The Prince’s Trust.
  • Organisations with political associations or interests.
  • Cover capital expenditure with the exception of community-based heritage conservation and restoration projects aimed at preserving the fabric of historic buildings.

For more information, visit The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund.

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