Thomas Graham Grassroots Grants Fund

Funded by Thomas Graham & Sons Ltd

• to support small voluntary and community groups and organisations (grass roots groups) enabling them to continue or expand their work including advocacy, community voice and service provision for local people throughout Cumbria, with a preference for the Carlisle and surrounding area

Who can apply?
• groups and organisations working with children and young people promoting involvement with sport
• applications from new and small groups are particularly welcome

Examples of activities supported:
• young carers’ ocean voyage
• refurbishment of community centre
• safety equipment
• recruiting, training and supporting volunteers
• junior football club coaching and training
• disabled access
• sports clubs

Priority will be given to projects which support one of the Grassroots aims:
• tackling disadvantage in rural communities
• tackling disadvantage in pockets of deprivation including the 20% most deprived wards
• supporting disadvantaged children and young people
• hidden and emerging need

The Fund will not support:
• statutory organisations
e.g. schools or parish councils
• individuals
• non-charitable sports or arts
• promotion of religious doctrine
• marketing, advertising or promotion including publications, conferences, exhibition and web design

How much can you apply for?
• there is no minimum or maximum grant, although they would normally be under £1,000 over one year

If you would like to know more about this fund please contact:
Ellen Clements on 01900 825760 or email