Magic Little Grants

This fund gives local charities and community groups the chance to apply online for a £500 grant to deliver projects across Great Britain.

Magic Little Grants gives smaller charities and community groups the chance to apply online for a £500 grant to deliver projects across Great Britain. In 2022, People’s Postcode Trust will continue to work in partnership with Localgiving.

Applications open from March 16th until October 31st.

With its simple 20-minute application process and an outcome within 6 weeks, the Magic Little Grants fund reduces the work required for grass-roots organisations to access the funding they need to launch or strengthen their services.

 

Who can apply

The following criteria apply:

  • Organisations must either be in their first year of operation or have an annual income under £250,000.

  • Funding can be used to launch new projects, support existing ones, or cover core costs associated with ongoing work.

 

The following organisations can apply:

  • Registered charities with either the Charity Commission for England & Wales or Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)

  • Community Interest Companies (CICs)

  • Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs, SCIOs)

  • Social enterprises

  • Other not-for-profit community organisations

Please note that schools are eligible to apply if they are a registered charity.

 

This year funding can go towards any of the following projects:

  • Improving mental wellbeing

  • Enabling community participation in the arts

  • Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty

  • Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality

  • Improving biodiversity and green spaces

  • Enabling participation in physical activity

  • Responding to the climate emergency and promoting sustainability

  • Increasing community access to outdoor space

 

Restrictions

Organisations who are currently in receipt of an award from players of People’s Postcode Lottery are unable to apply. If you have been awarded a Magic Little Grant in previous years, you will need to have completed and returned your monitoring forms for those years before you can receive another grant

Examples of projects that we cannot fund:

  • Run by statutory organisations

  • Medical treatment

  • Foreign travel

 

Eligible expenditure

Funding can be used to launch new projects, support existing ones, or cover core costs associated with ongoing work.

As well as receiving a Magic Little Grant, successful organisations that are new to Localgiving will also be given a free annual membership with Localgiving worth £96. This membership gives them access to all of Localgiving’s wider online fundraising services, such as regular fundraising campaigns, training, and governance advice.

 

How to apply

For more information, and to apply, visit: https://localgiving.org/magic-little-grants/#Apply

Please note that the application process is administered entirely by Localgiving. For all enquiries, please contact the Localgiving Help Desk on 0300 111 2340 or email help@localgiving.org.