Matthew Good Foundation – Grants for Good, next deadline 15 September 2022

Article date
22 December 2021
Primary interest
Voluntary sector

Making a positive difference to communities, people & the environment, Grants for Good is the Foundation’s first fund that invites local charities, voluntary groups or social enterprises that have an average annual income of less than £50,000 to apply for funding.

Every three months, they will share £10,000 between 5 shortlisted projects that have a positive impact on communities, people or the environment. The five shortlisted projects will be voted for by John Good Group employees. These five charities will all receive a share of £10,000 – the more votes a cause receives, the bigger the donation. Following the vote, the project that receives the most votes will receive a grant of  £3,500, second place £2,500, third place £2,000 and fourth and fifth place will both receive £1,000.

Who can apply?

Your application must be on behalf of a local community group, charity, voluntary group or social enterprise that has a positive impact on communities, people or the environment and has an average income of less than £50,000 in the last 12 months.

They want to make it easy for very small charities or new community interest companies to apply, so organisations/groups do not need to be a registered charity, however, you will need to have a bank account in your organisation’s/project’s name such as a community bank account.

How will the application be assessed?

Once you submit your application, it will be assessed by the Foundation’s team. The team will look to understand from your application if it meets their requirements and demonstrates the positive impact it will have on communities, people or the environment. All grant applications are made subject to a review of the organisation’s/project’s reputation and activities, and they may be in touch if further information is required to assess your application.

Is there a deadline?

Charities and projects are welcome to apply all year round, and your application will be considered in the next funding round. Funding will be awarded every three months, in April, July, October and January, with an application deadline of the 15th of the month before. Eg. for the October round, applications will close on 15 September.

Further details and how to apply:
Further support:

If you would like further support from RVA with submitting a funding application or any support with governance required for your group to get ready for this funding, please email or telephone 0118 937 2273 for free and independent support and advice.