The supermarket chain Morrisons has established the Morrisons Foundation to support local good causes across Great Britain.
The Foundation, a charity registered in England, Wales and Scotland, receives its funding from a number of different sources including the proceeds of the sales of carrier bags from its stores in Scotland and Wales. This income stream is ring-fenced, so money raised from the sale of bags in Scotland/Wales will be spent on charities benefiting people in Scotland/Wales.
The funding is aimed at local groups who have a new project that will benefit their local community, but who have not been able to secure funding. The projects should benefit the local community and can cover a wide range of areas including young people, older people, health and wellbeing and improving the local environment.
There is no minimum or maximum grant level. Funding is at the discretion of the Foundation; previous grants have ranged from £5,000 to £20,000.
The Foundation launched its new website in June 2015, the application process will be online along with full details about the fund.
For further information please visit the Morrisons Foundation website or call 0845 611 4449.