Buckinghamshire Grants

Community Fund

Community Fund

The Rothschild Foundation is delighted to announce the launch of its Community Fund and welcomes applications for funding from 19th July 2021. The programme aims to respond the needs of Buckinghamshire communities, and supports organisations addressing disadvantage and inequality. We are particularly interested in supporting communities in Buckinghamshire to recover from the impact of the Covd-19 pandemic.

The Community Fund will support a variety of local organisations, charities and groups, who are best placed to have beneficial impact in the community. We wish to build on local assets and encourage collaboration for the greatest benefit to Buckinghamshire residents.

We welcome applications from organisations addressing homelessness, financial hardship, social welfare, physical and learning disabilities, mental health, and other areas not addressed through the Foundation’s Strategic funding for young people, sustainable food and farming, and culture.

We’re particularly keen to support communities in Buckinghamshire to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Key details

Applications open on 19th July 2021. Applications should be submitted using our online application form, which will be available on this page once the fund opens.

There is no deadline for applications and we will endeavour to process your application within eight weeks.

Incorporated associations, such as groups and societies and organisations not registered with a regulator, such as the Charity Commission or Companies House will be able to apply for grants of up to £4,999 over one year.

Organisations that are registered with a regulating body such as the Charity Commission or Companies House will be able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to three years.

Funding is prioritised for Buckinghamshire-based organisations, and organisations delivering a significant proportion of their operation in the county. This does not include Milton Keynes as it is a separate unitary authority.

Funding is available for projects, organisational core costs and some capital expenditure.

Priority will be given to small and medium sized organisations with income of under £1 million annually.

We ask that all our grantees report to us at the end of the funding period via our online grantee portal.

Our online application form is available below.

Eligibility criteria

We are only able to accept applications from organisations who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Your organisation must hold and be able to provide a governing document or constitution for their organisation.
  • Your organisation must hold a bank account in its own name.
  • Your organisation must be based in Buckinghamshire or deliver a significant proportion of your operation in the county. Please note that this does not include Milton Keynes as it is a separate unitary authority.
  • Your organisation may not apply if you currently hold one of our Local and Community or Impact grants. You may apply once you have submitted your final report to us.

Additional information

Application form