Groundwork is working with One Stop Stores Ltd to administer the One Stop Community Partnership programme.

Successful applicants will receive an initial grant of up to £1,000 and begin a partnership with their local One Stop store.

This programme is designed to support community groups or organisations operating within two miles of a One Stop store and which are;

  • Tackling food poverty
  • Supporting the vulnerable
  • Supporting the elderly
  • Supporting low-income families
  • Running youth sports teams
  • Reducing / recycling waste
  • Improving the environment

Taking a partnership approach

The programme provides partnership as well as financial assistance. Alongside a grant of up to £1,000, and the opportunity to create a long-term tailored programme of support for successful applicants with their local One Stop Store Team. Grant recipients then work in partnership with the One Stop Store Team at their local shop to deliver support to the community.

The tailored support from the store teams will help community causes to increase or improve their service by assisting in areas such as, but not limited to, volunteering support, fundraising and awareness-raising.

Decisions on grant applications will be made quarterly. Please note we reserve the right to close the process early, should we receive a high number of applications. To ensure your application is considered we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

Please see below the application cut off windows:

Applications openApplications closeDecision Date W/C
1 March26 April14 May
3 June26 July13 August
2 September25 October 14 November
2 December24 January3 February

How to apply

Click on the below link to see if funding is available to you.

For further information, please contact:

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