GVC Fund

Grants for charitable organisations that use sport and physical activity to raise awareness, tackle mental health stigmas and support men (18+) with mental or physical health problems to become more active.

GVC Holdings

Who can apply?
• community groups and charitable, not-for-profit organisations
• small locally based organisations

Priority will be given to small, locally based organisations in areas of disadvantage which are run by people living in those communities who are directly affected by local issues and challenges (this can include ‘communities of interest’, e.g., working with a specific marginalised community).

Examples of activities the Fund may support:
• men’s health projects
• community sports activities
• Men in Sheds projects

What the Fund will not support in addition to our normal exclusions:
• individuals
• capital costs of physical items or more than half the value of the grant
• groups targeting those under 18
• female-only groups

How much can you apply for?
Grants will normally be up to £10,000 and projects must be completed within one year.

Submission and consideration dates
The closing date for applications is 11 November 2022 for consideration by our Main Grants Committee on 13 December 2022.

You can access the application form here.

For more information, contact
Sarah Thompson, Grants & Programmes Officer
sarah@cumbriafoundation.org or 01900 820821