Wing Cdr. H. Thompson MBE & Rev. J. L. Green Grassroots Grants Fund

• 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 in the Barrow district

Who can apply?
• youth groups providing training in leadership, self-discipline, life skills and experience and respect for the environment and others
• 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
• community market garden
• drop-in club

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

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?
• normally the grant would be under £1,000 over one year, however there is no minimum or maximum grant

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