What we fund

We have two funding programmes; Supporting Communities and Preserving Communities. Our aim is to empower communities and support people in achieving the changes they desire.

Supporting Communities

Through this programme we support small charities and similar organisations working at grassroots level with one-off small grants.

Key grant details

Grant size Up to £750
Length One-off
Decision timescale 3 months
Deadlines None

Qualifying criteria

Please only apply for this grant if you meet the following criteria

Organisation size Annual income up to £200k (in exceptional cases up to £300k)
Location of work Local to Ashfords offices
Funding covers One-off small grants for small capital projects or expenditure to help organisations deliver activities and support
Organisation type Community led charities and not-for-profit organisations, including social enterprises, community organisations and schools

 

For information about how to apply for a grant from the Supporting Communities programme, please visit our Supporting Communities page.

Preserving Communities

This programme supports established charities and not-for-profit organisations develop a solid foundation for the future, helping them build sustainability for the long term. It provides funding both to support projects and to meet the running costs of organisations.

Key grant details

Grant size Up to £5,000 per year
Length 1 to 3 years
Decision timescale 6 months
Deadlines None

Qualifying criteria

Please only apply for this grant if you meet the following criteria

Organisation size Annual income between £50k to £3m (in exceptional cases £5m)
Location of work Local to Ashfords offices
Funding covers Running costs, salaries, small capital projects or expenditure
Organisation type Charities and not-for-profit organisations

For information about how to apply for a grant from the Preserving Communities programme, please visit our Preserving Communities page.