Reading Lions Club Community Grants Scheme – deadline 9 April 2021

Article date
15 March 2021
Primary interest
Voluntary sector

Reading Lions Club is once again reaching out to small local community groups and small local charities to offer financial support through its ‘Lions Den’ grant scheme. Many local community groups do not have access to grant funding or the manpower / resources to invest in significant fundraising and yet they continue to provide a valued service to our community even during these challenging times.

Through the club’s own fundraising events and with support from the ‘Round up for Reading’ campaign £10,000 has been set aside to give away in small community grants, each of up to £750 to support local community projects.

Each successful group must be able to demonstrate how the grant will benefit the local community and mirror their own objectives which is to promote the health and wellbeing of the Reading community by improving the local environment, supporting youth and helping individuals in times of need.

What can the grant be used for

Any grant awarded must be used for a specific project and not be used for general day to day running costs.

Application stages

Stage one: Email the completed application or post to Lion Secretary Jo Hamblin, 18, West Court, West Drive, Sonning, Reading, RG4 6GL, no later than 9th April 2021

Stage two: The successful 1st stage applicants will be notified by email. You will then be asked to talk in more detail to a small panel on a ‘virtual’ Zoom call at a pre-arranged time in the evening of either the 19th or 20th April 2021. Interviews will take place between 6.30pm and 8.30pm.
Each group will be allocated a ten-minutes slot – maximum 2 persons to attend the Zoom call to represent each group. There will be five minutes in addition for questions.

Stage three:  Successful applicants will be notified by email and the grants will be distributed by 30th April 2021.

Further information and link to application form