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Heart of Experian Charity Fund

Grants up to £5,000 for small local community groups, charities and schools in the UK so that they can become sustainable or expand their work in their local community (applications may be made at any time)

The Heart of Experian Charity Fund supports local grassroots organisations in the UK with a charitable purpose that have a low profile but benefit the whole community.

Applicants should have:

  • A gross annual income of £500,000 or less in the most recent full financial year;
  • A written constitution and a management committee;
  • A bank account in the group's name;
  • Accounts available to view on the Charity Commission website (or include a copy when submitting an application);
  • Unrestricted reserves that are less than six months' running costs; and
  • A charitable project which requires funding of £5,000 or less and benefits the local community.

Eligible projects must:

  • Make the applicant's organisation or project more sustainable;
  • Relate to financial inclusion, financial education, entrepreneurship or developing skills useful in business;
  • Have a long-term benefit for the community;
  • Have a clear approach or strategy for attracting future funding or otherwise ensuring the continuation of the project;
  • Demonstrate that they have a project manager with appropriate experience to be able to successfully deliver the project; and
  • Have not received funding from the Heart of Experian Charity Fund in the past 12 months.

Local charities, community groups and schools may apply for a grant of up to £5,000.

Applicants that can demonstrate they have secured match funding are likely to be prioritised for grant support.

Grants are not available for:

  • National charities;
  • Supporting individuals; or
  • Salary costs (unless the applicant has a clear strategy for the position's future sustainability).

Applications can be submitted at any time and are reviewed by the charity on a quarterly basis.

Further information, together with an application form, is available on the Heart of Experian Charity Fund's website.

Contact details for the Charity are:

The Community Involvement Team
Heart of Experian Charity Fund
Riverleen House
Electric Avenue
NG80 1RH

Tel: 0115 992 2431

13 June 2018 09:55

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