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The Grocers’ Charity Memorial Grants

One-off grants usually up to £5,000 are available for small UK registered charities working in the areas of education, environmental causes, health, heritage, people with a disability, support for children and young people and the relief of youth poverty, the arts, the elderly, and the military.

Who can apply: UK registered charities with an annual turnover of under £500,000.

Key words: Arts, Children and Young People, Relief of Youth Poverty, Elderly, particularly Loneliness and Social Exclusion, Environment, Health, Heritage, Disability/disabled, United Kingdom.

The Grocers’ Charity is a grant-making Trust with general charitable aims. This enables it to support a broad range of UK-registered charities through one-off grant awards of up to £5,000, with the occasional higher award. awards over £5,000 tend to be for educational projects as, historically, education has been the Charity’s primary focus. Other major causes benefitting from the Charity include:

  • Arts – in particular, charities that engage with marginalised audiences and/or provide opportunities, education and skills development of creative talent for artists with financing challenges or disability support requirements.
  • Children, young people and the relief of youth poverty – in particular, charities (a) working in areas of high deprivation, (b) working to increase social mobility (for example through training courses, better facilities or parenting support), (c) empowering those who experience homelessness, (d) working to support disadvantaged children and young people aged 0 to 25 years, and (e) investing in young leaders and peer support.
  • Elderly – in particular, charities that are working towards ending loneliness in old age and/or supporting ending social exclusion for older people.
  • Environmental causes – in particular, (a) conservation on land and at sea, (b) supporting the protection and survival of plants and animals, and their natural habitat, (c) connecting people with nature and environment issues, and (d) countering the effects of pollution.
  • Health – in particular, charities that (a) have a turnover of no more than £15 million, (b) are carrying out ethical research into specific medical conditions, (c) support sufferers of rare medical conditions, and/or (d) require a grant for a piece of equipment, printing materials or a tangible project.
  • Heritage – in particular, charities that conserve historic buildings (though not Places of Worship) and/or conserve historic objects and paintings.
  • People with a disability – in particular, by providing innovative projects and programmes for disabled people, providing front line support for disabled people, and/or empowering marginalised and excluded individuals and groups, and
  • The Military – in particular, charities that provide innovative projects and programmes for current and ex-service people and their families, and/or opportunities for education and employment for ex-service people.
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