Do you need additional support?

Our Community Connectors can help you access our Community Investment fund. We welcome applications from not-for-profit and voluntary organisations as well as local schools.

Funding themes

The grants aim to support projects that make a real difference to people’s lives and wellbeing within the communities in which we work.  

We welcome applications if your project falls under one of our four key themes: 

  • Targeted support for individuals and families experiencing hardship because of the cost of living increases 
  • Address food poverty and holiday hunger  
  • Support community organisations that are facing increased demands and challenges as a direct result of the cost of living increases  
  • Organisations that support residents maintaining tenancies 
  • Alleviate digital poverty 
  • Help Karbon customers to maintain their tenancy 
  • Address local health and social wellbeing inequalities 
  • Provide opportunities for people to take part in physical activity 
  • Focus on improving mental wellness   
  • Support initiatives for victims of domestic abuse  
  • Encourage people from all backgrounds to shape their community and improve belonging 
  • Build capacity in the community through training and upskilling groups  
  • Provide diversionary activity where there is an identified issue with community safety, drug related issues or anti-social behaviour   
  • Improve the environment on our estates 

Our funding supports essential services to vulnerable people

Targets initiatives that make a significant impact on our customers and the communities in which we work. 

We understand that it’s not always possible for projects to solely cover these areas, but we’d hope that you could demonstrate how it will/could benefit them in some way. 

The maximum you could be awarded is £4,000 per year with a maximum project length of 2 years. Applications of £1,500 or less will be assessed by the community investment team with applications over £1,500 being assessed by the residents’ grants panel following appraisal by the team. 

Please note, this fund is aimed at supporting projects and initiatives and is not targeted at large scale capital investment in assets. 

Apply for your grant today

Please view our list of grant funding questions you will be asked when completing this online form.

You can save this form during during your progress as well as uploading relevant supporting documents.

Application FAQ's

We've pulled some of our most frequently asked questions together but don't forget, you can contact a member of the community investment team at any time to talk through your application.

It’s best if you have the following to hand when you start your application

  • The registration details of your organisation, either with Companies House or the Charity Commission
  • Names and details of key contacts within your organisation
  • Full details on how and where the money will be spent.

Yes – the form can be saved so, if you don’t have time to complete the form in full or need to get supporting information in order to complete it, you can save it and come back to it later. We have made the form as easy as possible to complete so it should take longer than 20 minutes if you have the supporting information to hand.

Once submitted, your application will be assessed by our Community Investment team. We will get in touch to confirm we have received your application and may ask for further details to help assess the application.

We will assess applications against a framework designed based upon the following:

  • The project meets local need
  • The project has a positive impact on the lives of Karbon residents
  • Residents were involved in developing the project
  • Targets are realistic and achievable
  • The project costs are reasonable
  • The project represents value for money
  • The organisation is an appropriate delivery partner

The project will provide long-lasting sustainable outcomes once the project funding ends.

You will be informed within 4 weeks as to whether your funding application is successful. If funding is granted, a member of the Community investment team will get in contact to agree on funding and monitoring arrangements.

At this point, we will ask for further details including a copy of your written constitution and confirmation of banking details.

All projects must be delivered safely in line with the current restrictions and adhere to coronavirus (COVID-19) government guidelines. It is the responsibility of the community connector to keep up to date with any changes and implement any required actions in line with government guidelines throughout the duration of the project.

Our funding locations

Here's a list of all the areas we can cover with our community grant funding.

Need more info?

If you would like to discuss an idea or initiative before deciding whether to apply for funding, please contact us at or call 0808 164 0111 and ask to speak to a member of the Community Investment team.