Reaching Communities fund projects or organisations that’ll do at least one of these things:
Charitable trust or foundation National lottery
You can apply if you’re an organisation is a:
constituted voluntary or community organisation
registered, exempt or excepted charity
charitable incorporated organisation (CIO)
not-for-profit company limited by guarantee - you must be a registered charity or have a not-for-profit 'asset lock' clause in your articles of association
community interest company (CIC)
statutory body (including local authorities, town, parish or community councils)
community benefit society
co-operative society - you must have a not-for-profit 'asset lock' clause in your society rules and also be registered with the Financial Conduct Authority
group of organisations, as long as they're led by an eligible organisation.
They cannot accept applications from:
They cannot fund:
They can fund:
They can fund some political activity and campaigning But only if:
There are two ways to tell Reaching Communities about your proposal. You can:
tell them about your proposal using an online form
email them or send a video about your proposal.
You’ll need to tell them:
the name of your project
where it'll take place
what you'd like to do
if and how demand for your services has changed
how your work will involve your community
how your project fits with local activities
who will benefit from your project
what difference your project will make
how much money you need
what you would spend the money on
how long you need the money for
what your organisation does and why you’re best placed to deliver your project.
They will let you know in around 12 weeks if they want to take your proposal further
If they do not want to take your proposal further we'll give you feedback explaining why.
If they want to take your proposal further, they will contact you for more details
They will ask for more information about your proposal and your organisation, including your organisation's financial accounts and current finances.
They will do this in conversation with you. They will agree the best way to get all the information we need, at a pace that suits you.
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