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Applying for a Small Grant

A small grant of between £500 and £2000 can help your community-based organisation get the investment it requires to make an impact against a locally identified need.

To be eligible to apply for a Small Grant, your organisation needs to have: 

• a constitution

• a committee, or other governing group with at least three unrelated people in

• a bank account in the name of the organisation

Your work needs to meet one (or more) of the following and must benefit people in Trafford (and may also involve people in surrounding areas).

Strengthens families and communities

Increases household incomes and reduces living costs

Enhances prospects for life through improved education and skills

Builds the local economy to benefit everyone

Our one stage application form for Small Grants asks you to tell us about the work your organisation does, the work you want us to invest in, and the difference it will make for local people.

As a Small Grant applicant we recognise that you may be new or relatively inexperienced about applying for investment, so we are here to help. At any stage throughout your application feel free to contact us, and our Capacity Building team will put you in touch with one of our trained volunteer community mentors, who will help you through the process. You will submit your finished application to us online, and we will let you know within 4 weeks if you have been successful.

If successful, we will ask you to complete a grant agreement with us, once completed we aim to have the investment with you within 3 weeks. Therefore, please allow at least 7 weeks in total from application to the date you want to begin your work. 

Currently, the amount of times a group can receive funding for a micro or small grant is restricted to 2 per year.



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