Do you have a project or an initiative that could do with some 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.
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 key themes:
This fund supports essential services to vulnerable people. It 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 some way.
The maximum you could be awarded is £10,000. Applications of £1,000 or less will be assessed by the community investment team with applications between £1,000 and £10,000 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.
This fund supports charities and groups who provide essential services to vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 crisis. Funding through this stream does not require a specific project or initiative to take place but we’d hope that the servicing being funded will benefit Karbon residents.
Any investment may be used to help upskill volunteers or pay for training courses, as well as fund asset purchases such as furniture and equipment to help your charity achieve its goals.
The maximum you could be awarded is £10,000. This will be assessed by the community investment team.
Unfortunately - no. You will need to complete it all in one go but this is something that we will be changing in the future. 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.
If you would like to discuss an idea or initiative before deciding whether to apply for funding, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0808 164 0111 and ask to speak to a member of the Community Investment team.