The Cotteridge Quaker Community Fund exists to provide grants for projects and initiatives which improve the environment and social community of Cotteridge. We aim to make Cotteridge an even nicer place to live in for everyone.
The fund has been made possible by a legacy left to Cotteridge Quakers by the family of the late Helen Morris.
Grant applications should be for projects within the Cotteridge area (see map below) but those just outside the area may be considered.
Criteria for applications
Quakers try to live by a set of values, that we call testimonies, which express our concern for peace, justice, equality, integrity, simplicity and sustainability. We ask that applications try to reflect these. Helen was particularly interested in the education and well-being of children and young people and applications for projects which improve the lives of young people would be particularly welcomed. The fund is aimed at smaller organisations which may not have access to other forms of financial support.
Eligible groups could include:
- Small unincorporated groups, community groups and initiatives e.g. street parties, toddler groups, social events.
- Groups with a constitution e.g. lunch clubs, music events, clean-ups, community gardens, allotments.
- Incorporated organisations and charities including parent-teacher associations, schools, registered charities, religious groups.
Please note we will not fund anything that is only of benefit to one individual, e.g. training or education courses, home improvements, travel, gap years etc.
We recommend that applications, even from community groups, should come through a registered charity if possible. If this is not possible, we would require contact details for two people who can act as referees.
Size of grants
Most grants awarded will be between £200 and £1000. We may decide to give one or two larger grants to particular projects if we feel they will really benefit the local community. We don’t envisage giving out any grants over £3000.
Successful applicants will need to submit a short report at the end of the project, showing the impact of the work.
The application deadline is 15 October 2021.
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