Capital grants of up to £5,000 are available to local and national charities and not-for-profit organisations, including Community Interest Companies (CICs), across the UK to fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for people in need.

Application deadlineSATURDAY 10th AUGUST 2024.
FunderThe Screwfix Foundation: (founded 2013. Charity number 1151375.  Total value of all grants awarded during the year ended 31 January 2023: £1,676,551 (2022: £2,025,479)).
Who can applyUK registered charities and not-for-profit organisations for projects in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Applicants can include Community Interest Companies, Community Benefit Societies, Cooperative Societies and other forms of not-for-profit organisation.
Key wordsCapital, Environmentally-friendly Building Projects, Community Centres, Village Halls, Housing, People in Need, United Kingdom.

This is an excellent grant programme for capital improvements to community facilities that we tend to feature regularly as it provides a large number of grants annually to charitable organisations across the UK.

Yeovil, Somerset-based the Screwfix Foundation provides grants up to £5,000 for capital projects with no matched funding requirement to UK registered charities and not-for-profit organisations to fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for people and communities in need. This can include repairing run-down buildings and decorating the homes of people living with illness and disability.

Projects, which should be environmentally friendly, should:

o Help people in need faced by financial hardship, sickness, distress or other disadvantages in the UK, and
o Support projects that relate to the repair, maintenance, improvement or construction of homes, community buildings and other buildings.

During the year ended 31st January 2023, the Foundation supported 376 (2022 395; 2021: 442) local charities and not-for-profit organisations across the UK, awarding grants totalling £1,676,551 (2022: £2,025,479; 2021: £1,871,775). The average grant made to local charities was £4,458 (2022: £5,128; 2021: £4,235).

Local donations were made to charities in the following areas of the UK.

o England: £1,466,982 (2022: £1,792,550).
o Scotland: £75,445 (2021: £85,070).
o Wales: £53,650 (2022: £74,942),
o Northern Ireland: £75,445 (2022: £72,917).

Details of all grants previously awarded by the Foundation are available on the Foundation’s website.

Funding is not available for:

o Individuals.
o IT equipment.
o Rent.
o Soft furnishing, 
o Staff training.

Further information, guidance and an online application form is available on the Screwfix Foundation website (scroll down to the foot of the page for details of how to apply).

The Foundation has an application round every 3 months. Trustees meet to review applications in March, June, September and December. The next application deadline for the September grants panel is on Saturday 10th August 2024.