We Love Lichfield - donate to local causes
We Love Lichfield is a local fund providing small grants of between £100 and £1,000 to community and voluntary sector organisations based in the district.
About the fund
The fund is generated by investing donations in a permanent endowment fund managed by the Community Foundation for Staffordshire in line with charity commission guidelines. The interest generated from the investments is distributed as grants. We initially gifted £25,000 to start the fund.
What can be funded?
The maximum grant currently available is £1,000. Grants are awarded to community and voluntary groups which are based in Lichfield District and meet the needs of the local community.
Your project must meet one of the following criteria:
- Provide a service for the local area, or for local residents.
- Improve the lives of local people.
- Be providing a service or facility that would otherwise not be available.
- In addition, for the May round of funding, you should also ensure your project impacts on one of the following strategic priorities:
- Vibrant and prosperous economy.
- Healthy and safe communities.
- Clean, green, welcoming places to live.
More information about what can be funded can be found on the Community Foundation for Staffordshire website.
How to apply
You can apply online for a grant.
Deadline dates are 3 May 2019 for presentation at the panel meeting later in the month and 1 November 2019 to go to the November panel meeting.
Make a donation
The more money invested by the Community Foundation for Staffordshire, the greater the interest generated and the more grants can be made to local community groups. The We Love Lichfield fund is always looking for more local people and businesses to donate to help sustain and grow the fund.
The We Love Lichfield Fund is designed for local people and projects, and every penny you donate will be spent locally - so you can see and even visit the projects. If you would like to make a donation to the fund you can visit the Community Foundation for Staffordshire website or call the Staffordshire Community Foundation team on 01785 339540 or email.