The Betty Messenger Charitable Foundation’s Grant Programme for Small Charities

The Betty Messenger Charitable Foundation’s Grant Programme for Small Charities
3rd September 2020 c360admin

Small grants of between £100-£1,000 are available to small charities who are temporarily struggling but otherwise viable.

The Small Charities Coalition has been awarded £50,000 from the Betty Messenger Charitable Foundation to make available as small grants to organisations who are temporarily struggling, but otherwise viable.  The Small Charities Coalition is not taking an administration fee for this work, so 100% of the funding will go directly to small charities.

It is our intention to run the grant programme in a manner than informs our individual and collective thinking about grant making. We will be using participatory grant making techniques and are inviting Coalition members to have an active role in the assessment and decision-making process, by volunteering as grant panel members

Apply to join the Grant Assessment Panel

Applicants will need to commit to at least one online meeting for 2 hours.

We are particularly keen to hear from people who have NOT previously assessed grants. A proportion of places on each panel will also be reserved from people from protected characteristic communities, ie BAME, LGBT+, Disability groups.

Applications are welcome from anyone involved with your organisation, trustees, volunteers or staff.

To avoid any conflict of interest, if your organisation is also applying for funding, we will allocate you a place on the assessment panel on a different month.

Apply to join the SCC Grant Assessment Panel

 

Eligibility, Criteria and Process

Betty Messenger Charitable Foundation Small Grants (administered by the Small Charities Coalition)

Small grants of between £100-£1,000 are available to small charities who are temporarily struggling but otherwise viable.

This guidance describes what the fund will support and how to apply.

Type of organisation

  • Grants are made to organisations that are primarily UK-based, and when overseas only through UK-based charities.
  • Funding is only available to registered charities.
  • Organisations must have been established for at least one year and must be able to produce either independently examined or management accounts.

Definition of small
The definition of a small charity is any organisation with an income of under £1 million.

Particular areas of interest