This grant programme is open for applications all year.

Maximum grant awarded:
The average grant award size is £2,500. Applicant organisations can be awarded up to a maximum of £5,000 in any 12 month period.

What can you apply for?
To be eligible for a grant from the Express Grant Programme your work/activity must benefit people who are disadvantaged. The beneficiaries may be disadvantaged due to poverty, disability, age, location or culture. The work/activity should reflect the concerns and priorities of the target beneficiaries and fit well with existing community services/activities.

Who can apply?
Express Grants are targeted at small organisations with charitable aims where a small amount of money can make a significant difference. Applicants must be based and working in Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire.

There are no limits to the size of organisation which may apply for an Express Grant. However, if an applicant organisation has more than 8 months of its annual expenditure in unrestricted reserves then its application will be considered a lower priority for funding. If your organisation is holding significant financial reserves you will need to make it clear why these reserves cannot be used to cover the cost of the activity.

The closing date for round of funding is 10 December 2018.

Find out more here.