Grassroots Endowment Fund

The Grassroots/ Richard Weare Endowment fund is made up of donations to the Government-funded Grassroots Grants programme (2008-2011), which increased donations by 100%.

The most significant contribution to the scheme was from The Richard Weare Charitable Trust, founded by the late Colonel Richard Weare JP DL. We are proud to honour this contribution in the grant scheme’s name.

Today these two funds, together with other donations, have created a permanent endowment that will benefit our communities today and for years to come.

Funding is available for projects that:-

  • ​ Support personal development, education or training
  • Assist groups providing care and support services to reduce social isolation

Size of grants

Up to £3,000


Who can apply?

Please read our ‘How to Apply‘ page for information on general eligibility.

Applications will be accepted from small mainly volunteer led, charities and voluntary and community groups with a total income of under £30k per annum

 


How to apply?

Before applying, please read the Grassroots Guidance Notes for  this grant scheme carefully.

Applications are only considered complete when all supporting documentation has been received either attached to the online application or posted to the office as paper copies.

 


When to apply?

Applications to this fund will be assessed on an ongoing basis subject to available funds. Decisions on awards in 2019/20 will be made in March, June, September and December.

Deadlines for applications to be considered at each meeting will be:

  • 13th May 2019
  • 19th August 2019
  • 11th November 2019

Applications received after these deadlines will go forward into the next decision making meeting.

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