One Stop Carriers for Causes Grants
One Stop Carriers for Causes is funded through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in One Stop stores in England, Wales and Scotland. Grants of up to £1,000 are available for good causes within two miles of a One Stop shop. Supported projects must benefit local communities by helping to improve lives and local places. This could be a one-off community event such as a summer youth camp, community group day trip or sports event. Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations and groups only and include the following.
- Voluntary/community organisations
- Registered charities
- Health bodies
- Sports clubs
- Community day centres
- Parish/Town Councils
- Social enterprises
- Community interest companies
- Community councils (Scotland)
- Local authorities
- Social Housing providers
Applications for funding can be made all year round on a rolling programme basis. Panel decisions are made every three months to consider shortlisted applications and applicants are notified of the outcome within 16 weeks of applying. More information on applying can be found on the Groundwork UK website.