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FAQs

How much can I apply for?

A maximum of £1500 can be applied for via the Community Fund. We ask that you provide a breakdown or the amount you are applying for as part of the application process, and get quotes for resources etc. to support your application.

Please note, groups may not always be awarded the full amount they have applied for. In some instances, a lesser amount may be offered.

What can I use the grant for?

You should state in your application how you intend the use the grant from the Community Fund. You can apply for funds from anything to ongoing running costs, equipment purchase or event costs. We cannot accept applications retrospectively or reimburse costs for items already purchased.
 
We will favour projects that contribute to Locala’s strategic objectives of:

  • Supporting carers
  • Reducing social isolation
  • Opportunities for young people
  • The local environment

As well as those that benefit wider communities and not just one small group of individuals, and those that have longer term ambitions – although we do ask for details about how you intend to fund your project longer term if this is the case.

How can I apply for the Community Fund?

The application form the Community Fund can be completed online, or can be downloaded here, and printed and returned via email or to the address listed on the form. If you have any questions or need any help with your applications, please email [email protected]

If I'm asking for money to update a building, does my group have to own the building?

Your group either needs to own the building, own the lease, or have at least 15 years left on the lease, if you are asking for money towards building or renovation costs or anything that will be a permanent unmovable fixture.

Can I apply for funds to contribute towards a larger project?

Yes, we will need to know what other money has been secured and what the Locala Community Fund donation would be used for. We will favour applications that demonstrate ability for other fundraising.

Can I apply for funds but not use them until a later date?

We expect applicants to spend their award within six months of receipt.

Can I submit multiple applications to the Community Fund?

Only one application can be accepted per group per year. Groups can reapply for funding in subsequent years however.