Comic Relief’s Core Strength - local communities grant opens

Comic Relief and UK Community Foundations have launched the “Core Strength - Local Communities” grant programme which will fund small locally led groups working in communities across the UK.

Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available under the following outcomes:

  • Connected communities - seeking to improve inclusion and cohesion in communities.
  • Productive communities - investing in local residents to help them solve the issues they are facing using local people and resources.
  • Empowered communities - working to empower marginalised and disadvantaged communities.

To be eligible for a grant, organisations must meet the following criteria:

  • Have an annual income of £100,000 or under for the last full financial year.
  • Have been running activities for at least 12 months.
  • Be working in a disadvantaged or deprived area.
  • Have limited access to other sources of income.
  • Clearly define the need they are addressing.
  • Clearly demonstrate the benefit of their activities to local people.
  • Illustrate how they aim to deliver social outcomes.
  • Provide clear evidence that the services they provide are inclusive to all.

For more information please visit the website: http://www.comicrelief.com/apply-for-grants/open-grants-initiatives/core-strength-local-communities

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