Berkshire Community Foundation Funds for Older People – deadline 10 May 2021

Article date
12 April 2021
Primary interest
Voluntary sector

Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) manages a number of funds which aim to support projects tackling issues affecting older people, such as isolation, disability or disadvantage. Grants will be awarded to groups, projects and programmes that:

  • Improve health and wellbeing.
  • Improve access to facilities, advice and training.
  • Overcome problems such as illness, injury, disability, bereavement or financial difficulty.

Grants up to a maximum of £5,000 will be considered, subject to funding availability.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply for a grant, your charity, community group or voluntary organisation must be improving the lives of disadvantaged people in Berkshire and fit the following criteria:

  • Be a not-for-profit, voluntary or community group, social enterprise/CIC or registered charity.
  •  Have a Governing Document (Constitution/Set of Rules).
  • Have a Management Committee/Board of Trustees.
  • Have a bank account in the name of the group, with a minimum of two unrelated cheque signatories.
  • Be able to provide up-to-date accounts.
  • Have returned evaluation forms for any previously received grants.
  • Have safeguarding and equality policies which comply with current legislation.
  • Be helping the disadvantaged and provide a benefit to the community with clear and achievable outcomes.
  • Provide evidence there is a need for your work and must not be duplicating the work of other groups and organisations.
  • Have an itemised budget.
What are the funding priorities?

When reviewing applications, the following is taken into consideration:

  • Whether the project matches the fund’s criteria
  • The amount of funding received in the previous 12 months
  • Project timelines
  • Any outstanding monitoring reports for previous grants made

If your organisation is eligible you can then complete the Eligibility Quiz (see link below). If you meet the criteria of the fund, you will be sent a link to an application form.

Is there a deadline?

10am, Monday 10 May 2021.

Further information, how to apply and eligibility quiz