Carriers for Causes grants are available for good causes within two miles of a One Stop shop. Grants, of up to £1000 will be available to support projects that ‘benefit local communities - helping to improve lives and local places’.
Key pointsGrants up to £1000. Projects need to be within 2 miles of a participating One Stop store. Projects must benefit the local community. Grants are available to non-profit organisations and groups only
The types of projects funded will be very broad and will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project, this could be buying litter pickers and bags for a community cleanup days, plants, spades and forks to plant up a new community garden, the cost of a minibus for a day trip for a community group or the materials needed to paint a room at the local hospice.
One Stop’s ‘Carriers for Causes’ is funded through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in One Stop stores in England, Wales and Scotland.
Applying for a grant
Carriers for Causes is a rolling programme, meaning that you can apply for funding all year round. Applications are shortlisted on a quarterly basis for panel decision which will take place every three months. Applicants will generally know the outcome of their application within 20 weeks of applying. Apply
What types of projects are eligible?
This list is not exhaustive, and consideration is given to any projects that meet the programme’s aims and objectives.
Who can apply?Applications will be accepted from a wide range of organisations including:
Businesses and ‘for profit’ organisations are not eligible.
More information about Carriers for Causes:
The organisation received £1000 to hold a big party with traditional turkey lunch, Christmas carols, fun and friendship and capture the joy of the season for those who would otherwise be home alone.
The Alcohol & Drug Service received £750 from One Stop - Carriers for Causes to support the the fifth annual 'Recovery Games'.
Funding has benefitted nearly 322,000 people
Start your application process for a Carriers for Causes grant and read the supporting information here
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Frequently asked questions about the Carriers for Causes programme
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