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.
AMOUNT OF FUNDING AVAILABLEUp to £3,000
ELIGIBILITYApplications will be accepted from small mainly volunteer led, charities and voluntary and community groups with a total income of under £30k per annum (in the last reporting period) for projects that:-
- Support personal development, education or training
- Assist groups providing care and support services to reduce social isolation
RECENTLY AWARDED GRANTSClick here to see details of grants awarded December 2015
WHEN TO APPLYApplications to this fund will be assessed on an on going basis and decisions on awards in 2016 will be made in March, June, September and December. Deadlines for applications to be considered at each meeting will be 2nd February, 10th May, 9th August and 8th November. Applications received after these deadlines will go forward into the next decision making meeting.
Before applying, please read the Guidance Notes for 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.
The Grassroots Grant scheme was a £130 million Labour Government programme, funded by the Office of The Third Sector (now the Office for Civil Society) and launched in 2008.