Apply now! Just one month to go before Greenham Common Trust’s spring funding deadline closes
£300,000 of funding available for local charitable projects
If you’re looking for financial support for your charitable community project then you have just under one month to submit your application to Greenham Common Trust via ‘The Good Exchange’ online platform.
Applications can be submitted via the website at www.thegoodexchange.com and should be received by Friday 3 March 2017. Eligible applications will then be reviewed and funding awarded to successful projects in early April.
Greenham Common Trust provides a total of £300,000 each year in reactive grants for a wide range of charitable projects aimed at benefitting the residents of Newbury and surrounding West Berkshire and north Hampshire areas. The money is split equally between two rounds of funding during spring and autumn. Projects missing out on funding in spring will have another opportunity to apply later in the year. The deadline for autumn 2017 funding is mid-September.
Applications will also be considered for Trust Top-Up, a scheme where Greenham Common Trust offers up to £5,000 of matched funding against public and company donations made on-line via The Good Exchange.
“To date we’ve donated over £37 million to more than 1,000 local organisations and charitable projects in West Berkshire and north Hampshire,” said Chris Boulton, chief executive of Greenham Common Trust. “We use The Good Exchange, the successor to findmeagrant, to administer our applications, so please make your applications via this web portal.”
He continued: “We support a wide range of projects that benefit our local communities. These include areas such as youth development, public safety, education, poverty relief, sport, culture, heritage and science, and rights and equality schemes. As well as donating money, the platform also provides a range of tools that allow individuals to fundraise for their favourite charitable project with a local initiative or by completing a personal challenge. Personal donations can also be made via The Good Exchange to more than 220 live local projects currently listed on the website.”
In 2016, Greenham Common Trust supported more than 125 projects through its reactive grant scheme for a diverse range of community groups, including scouts, sports clubs, youth projects as well as church or community buildings. With Greenham Common Trust’s support, an outdoor multi-gym will be provided at Chieveley Recreation Centre; Daisy’s Dream was able to deliver professional support for vulnerable individuals dealing with the issue of suicide; Time to Talk continued to provide counselling for vulnerable young people; and Ashampstead Recreational Trust have installed sound improvements in their village hall.
Luisa Rayner, from Time 2 Talk, said: “We are absolutely overjoyed to have been awarded a grant of £10,000 from Greenham Common Trust, which will go directly to help vulnerable young people in West Berkshire.
“This grant will allow us to offer confidential counselling sessions to a further 50 young people in need of support, and dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, anger, bullying and self-harm.”
If you’d like to find out if your project is eligible for funding call us on 01635 817444.