No Min - £500
31 Oct 2023
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Magic Little Grants Programme for 2023

The priorities for 2023’s Magic Little Grants programme, which will reopen on Wednesday 1st March following an enormously popular 2022 programme, are to:

o Enable participation in the arts.
o Enable participation in physical activity.
o Improve biodiversity and to respond to the climate emergency.
o Improve green spaces and increase access to the outdoors.
o Prevent or reduce the impact of poverty.
o Provide support to improve mental health, and/or
o Support marginalised groups and tackling inequality.

Grants of up to £500, with no matched funding requirement, are available for new projects, to support existing projects or for core operational costs.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

1. Be eligible to join Localgiving by
o Having a UK bank account in the group’s name.
o Having charitable aims that are not solely for the advancement of religion, and
o Operating on local/regional community initiatives and not be a national charity.
2. Have an annual income under £250,000 or be in their first year of operation.

Funding is not available for:

o Activities focused on professional sports or physical arts where the participating athletes/performers are being paid.
o Activities using gardening projects to deliver physical activity.
o Groups and projects in Northern Ireland.
o Medical equipment that supports the delivery of physical activities.
o Medical treatment.
o National groups.
o Organisations that have previously been funded by a Magic Little Grant or the players of People's Postcode Lottery and have not finished the project/activity.
o Organisations that have previously delivered a project funded by a Magic Little Grant or the players of People's Postcode Lottery and have not completed their monitoring/evaluation form, or
o Overseas travel.

Further information and guidance is available on the localgiving website.

Eligible applicants should initially register with or log in to their localgiving account, where the application process and form will become available.

The programme opens to applications on Wednesday 1st March 2023 with a final deadline of Tuesday 31st October 2023. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the final deadline date. Organisations are limited to making just one application each year.

Contact details for localgiving are:

Magic Little Grants 2023
Help Desk
189-190 Shoreditch High Street
E1 6HU
0300 111 2340