Postcode Society Trust

Grants available for: Small groups and charities in the south of England
Size of grants given: £500 – £2,500 (up to £25,000 for registered charities, CIC and community benefit societies)
Deadlines for 2024:

Round 1: 23rd February 9am to 1st March 12 noon.

Round 2: 27th May 9am to 3rd June 12 noon.

Round 3: 26th August 9am to 2nd September 12 noon.

Aims of Fund

To support smaller charities and good causes in the south of England to make a difference to their community for the benefit of people and planet.

Who can apply and how much can you apply for

You can apply for £500 – £2,500 if you are a:

  • Constituted voluntary group not registered with the charity commission
  • Excepted or exempted charity
  • Company limited by guarantee with an asset lock

You can apply for £500 – £25,000 if you are a

  • charity registered with the Charity Commission (England) or OSCR (Scotland)
  • Community interest company (CIC) with an asset lock
  • Charitable community benefit society

What can you apply for

Groups and projects that fall under the themes:

  • Providing support to improve mental health
  • Enabling participation in physical activity
  • Enabling participation in the arts
  • Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty
  • Supporting marginalised groups and tackling inequality
  • Improving biodiversity and responding to the climate emergency
  • Improving green spaces and increasing access to the outdoors

You can apply for funding for:

  • Project running costs
  • Capital equipment
  • Core organisational costs e.g. rent, staff salaries, governance and income generation costs
  • Unrestricted funding, if your organisation’s aims have a clear link to one of the Trust’s themes

They will give priority to:

  • Funding organisations with an annual income of £250,000 and below
  • Funding for communities that rank as being within the top 15% on the English Indicies of Deprivation
  • Funding for groups that are led by and provide services for people from the following minority/marginalised groups
    • Communities experiencing racial inequity
    • People with disabilities
    • LGBT+ Community

For further details, download the funding guide.

How to apply

Use the online application form which is available on their website during the times the fund is open.

You can also download the questions for 2024 applications in advance from their website.

Deadlines for application

Deadlines for 2024 are as follows:

Round 1: 23rd February 9am to 1st March 12 noon.

Round 2: 27th May 9am to 3rd June 12 noon.

Round 3: 26th August 9am to 2nd September 12 noon.

Applications are only accepted during brief time periods and must be started and submitted within the submission window. For each round, this window will be a minimum of 24 hours, starting at 10am on the nominated date.

Contact details

0131 322 9430

28 Charlotte Square
Edinburgh EH2 4ET

Last updated: 6/2/24 MA

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All Resource Centre information is available for free because we know small community groups have small budgets. However, we are a small charity, so if you are in a position to make a donation, it will help us to keep running this service into the future.