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The Mercia Park Community Fund

Thu 18 Nov 2021

The Mercia Park Community Fund, managed by Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation

Round 4 is opening: Thursday 18th November 2021 and will close on midday on Friday 4th February 2022

Groups will be notified in April with project to starting from May 2022 onwards for a maximum 12 month period (projects must be completed by May 2023)

The Aims of the Fund

The Mercia Park Community Fund will give grants to projects for Round 4 that:

Help strengthen local communities (particularly their quality of life and life chances) within a 5-mile radius of the Mercia Park Development at Junction 11 M42.

Improve the natural environment within a 5-mile radius of the Mercia Park Development at Junction 11 M42.

Priority will be given to:

  • Organisations who can clearly demonstrate that they are addressing a need in the local community and offering localised support.
  • Smaller charitable organisations that have limited access to larger funds.

Size of Grants

You can apply for:

Up to £5,000 for a 12-month project.

In exceptional circumstances, larger grant amounts of up to £10,000 may be considered, for a project that the group can evidence clearly that they have applied to a variety of other funds and grants for match funding and the project could not be completed without a higher budget.  We would highly recommend that you call the grants team to discuss your project before completing an application for a higher amount.

For full details of the fund and to apply please visit our website

 

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