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31 Oct 2021
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Magic Little Grants 2021

Objectives of Fund

The Magic Little Grants Fund provides local charities and community groups the opportunity to access funding to launch or deliver their services.

A total of £1 million is being made available in 2021. It is expected that more than 2,000 organisations will receive a grant of £500 in 2021.

Organisations that receive a grant will also be awarded a year of free membership (funded by the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery). This means that the grant recipient will not have to pay the £80 + VAT membership fee, although they will still be required to set up a direct debit upon registration.

This year funding can go towards any of the below projects:

  1. Improving mental wellbeing
  2. Enabling community participation in the arts
  3. Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty
  4. Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality
  5. Improving biodiversity and green spaces
  6. Enabling participation in physical activity
  7. Responding to the climate emergency and promoting sustainability
  8. Increasing community access to outdoor space

Who Can Apply

To access the Magic Little Grants Fund, applicants must be eligible to join Local Giving by:

o Having charitable aims that are not solely for the advancement of religion.

o Operating on local/regional community initiatives and not be a national charity.

o Having a UK bank account in the group’s name.

o Have an annual income under £250,000 or be in their first year of operation.

The following organisations can apply:

· Registered charities with either the Charity Commission for England & Wales or Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).

· Community Interest Companies (CICs).

· Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs, SCIOs).

· Social enterprises.

· Other not-for-profit community organisations.

· Charitable organisations that are schools or connected to schools.

Applications open from Monday 1st March 2021.

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