Funding

Our funding approaches

At Enjoolata, we are dedicated to empowering our community through accessible financial support. Explore our funding initiatives below and discover how we’re making a difference together.

January 2025 Community Grant by Enjoolata Foundation

Applications will open on 1st January 2025 and remain open until 14th January 2025 at midnight. This funding round is exclusively for existing Enjoolata Partners. To apply to this year’s funding round please ensure you have read our guidelines.

Funding opportunities

Annual open Community Grant round:

Our annual grant round in January, offering up to £5,000, is only open to existing Enjoolata Partners. Find out if your project aligns with our mission and apply for a chance to receive support.

Flexible, longer-term financial support for aligned partners: (coming 2024)

We believe in building lasting relationships. We are currently trialling longer-term financial support for select aligned partners to foster sustained impact and we will release more information about this in 2024.

Emergency response support:

In times of crisis, we stand by our partners. If you need support responding to local or global emergencies, we are committed to responding swiftly. Please get in touch to see how we can help.

Match-funding and sponsorship of local events:

We regularly match-fund and sponsor local initiatives held by our partners, strengthening our community bonds. We’re keen to hear from partners on how we might be able to help.

Ready to make a difference?

If you have a project in mind, find out if you are eligible for our community grant or contact us to explore the partnership opportunities listed above.

Guidelines for the Enjoolata Foundation Community Grant

As an independent grant-making foundation in East Sussex, we champion community projects and social enterprises within the BN postcode area. We provide support to empower those committed to positive change in social and environmental wellbeing.  

 
Whether you are an existing partner or a new applicant, our community grant program welcomes and supports those committed to making a difference.

Grant details

  • Open Date: Monday 1st January 2024.
  • Closing Date: Midnight on Sunday 14th January.
  • Max Grant Size: Up to £5,000.
  • Fund Name: Enjoolata Community Grant – Spring 2024.
  • Area: All projects must be located within a BN postcode area.
  • Themes: Arts and Culture, Education, Environmental Stewardship, Health and Wellbeing, Social Innovation and Inclusion.

Prior to submitting your application, we encourage you to thoroughly review our funding guidelines and criteria to ensure alignment with our mission and enhance the effectiveness of your proposal.

Funding themes and project requirements

Every project we support must contribute to the collective wellbeing of the environment and society, ensuring prosperity for both people and the planet. We strongly recommend that projects applying, align with one or more of our specified themes, with a particular emphasis on supporting local initiatives.

  • Education for Empowerment: Enabling access to quality education, promoting lifelong learning and fostering skills and development to empower individuals and communities for a brighter future.
  • Health & Wellbeing: Investing in healthcare solutions, preventive measures, and wellness programs that enhance the overall health and wellbeing of diverse populations, ensuring a robust and resilient society.
  • Environmental Stewardship: Supporting projects that champion conservation, sustainable practices and ecological restoration, contributing to the preservation and regeneration of our planet’s natural resources.
  • Social Innovation and Inclusion: Backing initiatives that promote social justice, equity and inclusion, striving to build a society where every individual has the opportunity to thrive and contribute to the collective progress.
  • Arts and Culture: Nurturing creativity, preserving heritage, and fostering cultural exchange to enrich societies, promote diversity, and strengthen the fabric of communities.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Not-for-profit organisations (e.g., local community groups), individuals, charities, voluntary groups, or social enterprises are all welcome to apply. Applicants should aim to positively impact their community, people, or the environment.
  • Applicants are not required to be a registered UK charity, allowing organisations or groups to apply regardless of their registered status. However, a bank account in the organisation’s name, like a community bank account, is necessary for successful funding. In certain instances, funding may be considered for personal bank accounts, subject to assessment and managed case-by-case with safeguard procedures.

Who is NOT eligible to apply?

Specific restrictions

  • We do not support the promotion of religion; however, faith-based organisations are welcome to apply for funding if their project does not emphasise religious promotion.
  • We do not support political activities or movements.
  • We do not support for-profit organisations or initiatives. Our focus is solely on championing the not-for-profit sector.

Application criteria and funding focus

We are committed to supporting projects that can clearly demonstrate achieving a profound impact in line with our values. To assist you in your application, ensure your project effectively demonstrates adherence to our specified criteria and guidelines. 

Root-cause engagement:

We look for initiatives that address the fundamental causes of social, health, environmental, and educational challenges. We value a creative and imaginative approach to help communities adapt to future issues.

Overcoming barriers:

We are interested in supporting applicants who have encountered obstacles in realising their creative ideas, such as difficulties in securing funding and support.

Commitment to long-term impact:

We are particularly drawn to projects that demonstrate a commitment to fostering lasting social and environmental change.

Measurable impact:

We look for projects with quantifiable goals, clear objectives, action plans, and measures for assessing success. While we recognise that not all outcomes are easily quantifiable, we appreciate projects demonstrating potential and positive growth.

Promotion of equality, diversity, and inclusion:

We encourage projects that actively promote and deliver outcomes contributing to equality, diversity, and inclusive results. Additionally, we prioritise projects supporting people from underrepresented or marginalised communities, promoting change irrespective of race, gender, sexuality, disability, age, or economic disadvantage.

What we expect from our partners

At Enjoolata Foundation, our commitment extends beyond funding – we expect and value a reciprocal dedication to fostering connection, collaboration, and community engagement. We actively seek projects that not only demonstrate a genuine willingness to establish a partnership with our Foundation and broader community beyond grant funding but also actively engage in shared learning, contribute to community resilience, and participate in our collaborative initiatives.

Frequently asked questions

You are eligible for a grant if you are:

  • a registered charity.
  • a Community Interest Company (or CIC).
  • an individual funding a not-for-profit project, primarily to benefit a community or with a view to pursuing an environmental cause or social purpose rather than to make a profit for self-interest.

Only when the studies or training relate directly to the charitable project which is being delivered under the terms of the grant.

We do not set up meetings before receiving an application. However, if you have any questions regarding your application, please email us.

Once submitted, you will receive an email confirming acknowledgement of your application submission.

Your application will then be processed and reviewed. After 4 to 5 weeks you will receive a response informing you of whether or not your application has been put forward to the next stage. You may be invited to a Zoom meeting at this stage. Successful applicants will receive funding by the end of March 2024

We review every application; however, due to the number we receive, we cannot provide unsuccessful applicants with feedback.

If your application is unsuccessful, it could be due to there being other similar applications that we believe will have a more significant impact on the community and environment and/or benefit more from our financial support and additional services.

Both successful and unsuccessful applicants are able to apply for future funding.

The funds are from the Enjoolata Foundation.

If successful, we will send funds via bank transfer to the details listed on the application within ten working days of awarding an application.

We believe in building lasting relationships. We are currently trialling longer-term financial support for select aligned partners to foster sustained impact and we will release more information about this in 2024.

It is rare we give funding above the amount specified on the application form.

Our community grants exclusively support charitable projects in the BN area.

We currently have partnerships with organisations in Kenya, Nepal and the Maldives. However, there is no application form for projects overseas, meaning we select and invite these organisations/projects internally.