What is Grants For Good?

Grants for Good

A little help to make your community prosper.

The Nottingham and Harrison Murray’s Doing Good Together Grants scheme is administered by Nottinghamshire Community Foundation (who work with community foundations across the country) and supports grass-root causes based locally to our branches.

Over the last six years we have donated over £100,000 to charities like the Canaan Trust in Nottingham, Ecletric Enterprises in Loughborough and The Storehouse in Skegness directly benefitting around 1,000 local people every year. 

Our aim in 2017 is to offer a number of grants, to aid projects supporting education, financial security, housing and employability for local people to help our local communities to prosper.

What we support

We believe in helping people become more employable. So we support projects that provide proper job training and skills, access to relevant qualifications and help in finding jobs.

Financial education and literacy
We believe everyone should have financial security and a good education. So we support projects that help people to develop solid financial skills, manage their money effectively and avoid debt. We also support projects that improve education prospects for both children and adults, specifically in numeracy, giving them hope for the future.

We believe that everyone should have a roof over their head. So we support projects that reduce homelessness, support homeless people and help provide affordable, quality housing to vulnerable people. 

We will focus our resources on supporting grass-root causes and the organisations providing services, volunteers and information to the people who need it most.

Examples of what we do NOT support

The following are examples of what we do not support:
  • Individuals
  • Hospitals, medical centres, medical treatment, medical research
  • Animal welfare charities
  • Political or pressure groups
  • Promotion of religion
  • Fundraising activity
  • Overseas travel
  • Vehicles and maintenance of them
  • Computers, laptops, tablets, IT equipment or software
  • Sporting activity, sports clubs or sports equipment
  • Events mainly for the general public
  • Schools and pre-school clubs
  • After school clubs
  • Homework clubs
  • Building renovation work

Who can apply

We want to support projects in and around our local communities operating or providing services within ten miles of a branch. You must be a constituted group with your own set of signatories. We do not donate to charities or community groups with an annual income in excess of £500,000.   

If you’d like to apply, please visit www.nottscf.org.uk

How to apply

The grants are administrated by The Nottinghamshire Community Foundation on behalf of The Nottingham and Harrison Murray.

To find out more, please visit any branch of The Nottingham or Harrison Murray.

Unfortunately it is not always possible to support all the applications we receive, even if they do meet our criteria.

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