Civic Power Community Grants
Grants available for: grassroots groups and campaigns working for long-term change
Size of grants given: £2,500 – £20,000
Next deadline: to be confirmed (expected early 2024)
Aims of Fund
To support grassroots campaigning and community organising to tackle injustice and exclusion.
Who can apply
Grassroots organisations that are building the power of their community and campaigning for long-term change. The fund prioritises groups led by people with direct experience of the injustice they are seeking to overcome. Groups must be based in the UK and:
- Rooted in and accountable to their community.
- Hoping to achieve long-term change on issues affecting the lives of their community.
- Addressing injustice by building the power of their community. For example, through community organising, campaigning, or democratic engagement.
- Lacking the resources to take their vision to the next level.
- Seeking to build a larger us and resisting the politics of division
Groups do not necessarily need to be constituted or have a bank account.
Further details of their criteria are on the website.
How much and what can you apply for
Between £2,500 and £20,000 for a wide variety of activities, e.g. providing a service, protesting, campaigning, bringing people together.
They also offer support beyond funding to all successful applicants, including the Civic Power Fund Governance Hub and bespoke capacity-building support.
How to apply
Answer the short questionnaire on their website to check whether you are eligible to apply. If you are eligible, a member of their team will get in touch and will help you to complete a short grant memo.
Deadlines for application
This is a new fund but the intention is to open it once a year. The next deadline is expected to be in early 2024.
Page updated: 21/3/23 RL