Enjoolata Community Grant application process
Our Community Grant supports partners in the BN postcode area that have a bold idea to make long-term social and environmental change in our local community, helping to realise our vision for collective well-being and prosperity for people and the planet.
All applications must be submitted using the online application form.
Open Date: 3rd January 2023.
Closing Date: 17th January 2023 (Midnight).
Max Grant Size: £5k.
Our 2023 funding priorities
Every year we identify six core funding priorities in alignment with our vision, values and commitment to making long-term change (in no particular order):
- Arts and Culture.
- Cost of living.
- Health and wellbeing.
- Preservation and restoration of the natural environment.
- Social wellbeing and community resilience.
Who can apply
We welcome applications from local community groups, individuals, charities, voluntary groups or social enterprises that seek to have a positive impact on their community, people or the environment and are not operating for profit.
We particularly welcome applications from organisations led by and supporting people from underrepresented communities.
This includes but is not limited to people underrepresented in terms of race, religion, sexuality, disability, age or economic disadvantage:
- If you have faced barriers in bringing your creative ideas to life.
- You work at the root cause of problems and take a creative and imaginative approach to helping communities adapt to future challenges.
- You approach these issues with a commitment to long-term social and environmental change.
- You deliver equality, diversity and inclusion outcomes.
Projects must be in the Brighton area and have a BN postcode.
We are committed to increasing connection, collaboration, and community. We want to see applications from people excited about working collaboratively with other projects to learn from each other and strengthen community resilience.
- We will prioritise projects that demonstrate a willingness to build a partnership with the Foundation that goes beyond grant funding. Examples of such a partnership involve a desire to provide updates on your project, attending our workshops, coffee mornings, or offering support and advice to our other partners.
- We want applicants to show that they have an understanding of other activities and services in their community and should show that their project can complement rather than replicate these services.
We want to receive applications for projects committed to building on people’s strengths, to help them develop and use their skills to help themselves in the future.
We look for quantifiable projects with specific goals, objectives, action plans, and measures for evaluating success. Humans are storytellers, and stories can help shape a better future. So we will look favourably at projects incorporating storytelling into their work.
We want to make it easy for small or new community interest groups to apply, so organisations/groups do not need to be registered charities. You will, however, need to have a bank account in your organisation’s name, such as a community bank account. We are occasionally able to provide funding to personal bank accounts, but we will deal with this on a case-by-case basis and subject to safeguards.
We are a secular foundation. If you are a faith-based organisation, you are welcome to apply, but we will not fund activities that promote religion.
We might fund symbolic acts of peaceful protest and campaigns that will help bring about social and environmental change that moves humanity towards a more just and compassionate coexistence.
Applications will close on the 17th January at midnight (BST).
We will acknowledge your application by email once we have received it.
You may be invited to a Zoom with a couple of our team to chat about your application in more detail.
We aim to respond to all applications to say whether or not they have been successful within ten weeks of the published closing date.
How to apply
To apply to this fund, please ensure you’ve read the notes above and go to the “Check your eligibility” section of the Funding menu.
We review every application received and filter out those that do not meet our criteria.
However, due to the number of applications received we are not able to award everyone that goes through to the second round where it will be reviewed by at least three members of the team.
We are not able to offer individual feedback on unsuccessful applications, other than we like to keep an even balance in the areas we fund and most likely there were stronger applications who we have chosen to support, because we felt they will have a greater impact on the community and environment.
Unsuccessful applicants may apply again.
Successful applicants may expect to receive funds within two to three weeks from hearing that their application has been awarded.