Grant aid case studies
Greenham Common Trust’s reactive grants provide financial aid, funding and assistance to local charities and social projects in West Berkshire and North Hampshire. Since 1997 the Trust has given over £14m in charitable aid to help and benefit the lives of local people.
In 2011 we increased our grants so even more organisations could be supported. Because Greenham Common Trust has not run its Greenham Gift grant since 2010, the £86,000 funding pot was split between the reactive grants in the autumn grant round 2011 and the spring grant round 2012 adding £43,000 to both schemes meaning even more local organisations can benefit.
Since 2007 the Trust began working closely with West Berkshire Partnership to provide better informed and more efficient decision making for funding for West Berkshire. The two organisations sit together to consider the applications although their decisions are made independently. The administration of both funding schemes is carried out by Greenham Common Trust to cut down on costs and to enable more charitable income to be made available to the local community. West Berkshire Partnership has historically given grants totalling £100,000 for each round.
The Trust's reactive grants and the LSP funding is now available through a new online grant application system www.findmeagrant.org. Here you can make one simple application and attract funding from grant makers and public donations which the Trust will match fund if appropriate (Trust Top-Up). The Trust will also administer Gift Aid for charitable applications where applicable.
Vibrant Villages - the scheme where the Trust and West Berkshire Council jointly give grants for capital projects in rural communities is also now administered through www.findmeagrant.org. The separate committee which looks at these applications is drawn from the Trust and West Berkshire Council.
For any help with your application please call Melissa Elliott on 01635 817445.