The King Charles III Charitable Fund is set to launch its Small Grants Programme in January 2024, continuing the legacy of former initiatives like the Prince’s Countryside Fund. This new programme focuses on supporting projects that contribute to the environment, countryside, social inclusion, health and wellbeing, education, heritage and conservation. Each year, the fund will allocate grants of up to £5,000 to about 100 community-based organisations, including Charities, Community Interest Companies, and Parish Councils.

To qualify for this funding, organisations must:

  • Be a registered non-profit organisation in the UK.
  • Have an annual income below £1 million.
  • Have completed at least two years of operational activities.
  • Possess less than six months of free reserves.

The fund aims to support small-scale projects that have the potential to create substantial impacts within their communities, especially those that typically face challenges in accessing larger funding sources. Additionally, the King Charles III Charitable Fund will administer a separate Large Grants Programme. Applications to this programme will be by invitation only.