The Foyle Foundation’s Small Grants Scheme has re-opened to applications from registered charities with a turnover of less than £150,000 per annum. Charities can apply for between £1,000 – £10,000.
The scheme has been revised as a result of COVID-19, and will provide one year grants to cover only core costs or essential equipment, enabling ongoing service provision, homeworking, or delivery of online digital services to charities that can show financial stability.
The Foundation’s priority is supporting local charities still active in their communities who are currently delivering services, either directly or through online support. Applicants must show how any grant will make a significant difference to their current work.
Charities must illustrate ongoing financial viability over the 12 months from the date of their application; those who cannot demonstrate this are likely to have their application declined. Applications must include:
- the impact of COVID-19 on their organisation to date
- how they have retrenched, reduced staff and other costs, or cut back their normal services
- the impact on their volunteers (if applicable)
- what services they can still provide, to who and by what means
- what their revised COVID-19 affected annual budget, income, and expenditure forecast is likely to be
- if they have any reserves and how they are being used to support the charity at this time.
- what income they have raised to date for the current year
- their current shortfall for the year and how they consider that this can be met
- if they are able to access any local government, public agency or lottery funding
- the details of any other funding sources they are applying to
There are no deadlines for submission. Online applications can be received at any time, but it may take up to 4 months to obtain a decision from Trustees.
For further information, including application guidance and how to apply, please visit the Foyle Foundation website.