J & O Lloyd Trust

Main Beneficiaries

Organisations and community groups who are based in and working in East Staffordshire.

Priority will be given to organisations working in one of the following fields;

  • Heritage
  • Arts & Leisure
  • The Built & Natural Environment
  • Social & Community Isolation

This page relates to grants for community groups only.  For bursaries from the J & O Lloyd Trust please click here

Numerous voluntary organisations and charities request help towards ongoing activities and projects, each of significant importance to these bodies and their stakeholders.  The following is intended to be a guide to help you determine whether your project is eligible to apply for a grant.  If you are unsure after reading the following guidance please call the Grants Team on 01785 339540.

Criteria

  • Organisations should be based in and working in the area currently covered by East Staffordshire Borough Council.
  • It is the policy of the Trust to aim to balance its grant-making to benefit Heritage, Arts and Leisure, The Built and Natural Environment and Social & Community

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General Guidance 

  • The Trust makes both capital and revenue grants. Grants can be made for funding for core activities for up to 3 years, and/or for “one-off” projects.
  • Once your application has been submitted you will receive confirmation from The Community Foundation for Staffordshire.  If you use our online application process this will be received by e-mail within 30 minutes.  Please ensure you check your junk or spam folder, depending on your e-mail security settings
  • All eligible applications will be presented to the next meeting of the trustees.  These meetings are held twice per year.
  • If your application is successful you will be offered a grant.  This is subject to you being able to meet the standard ‘Terms and Conditions of Grant’.  A copy of this document is available on request.  You will need to sign to accept these conditions prior to issue of the grant.
  • All grants will be paid by BACS, directly into your organisation’s bank account
  • In submitting an application to the J & O Lloyd Trust, the applicant accepts the decision in respect of their grant making as being final.
  • Please ensure the form is fully completed as incomplete forms will not be accepted.  Do not provide additional information as a substitute for completing each section of the form.
  • Be clear and precise when describing the activity and/or project for which funds are being sought. You must be able to demonstrate that the activity/project will be for the public benefit.
  • Please state clearly both the total cost of the activity and/or project and the amount of the grant you are applying for. You should detail what the money will actually be spent on, and if applicable, the phasing of the spend.

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Supporting Information

In addition to your completed application form, we would expect to see supporting evidence to help us to make a decision.

  • A copy of your organisation’s constitution or Memorandum and Articles of Association or governing document.
  • Your most recent set of audited or independently examined account.  (In the event of your organisation being too small to need audited or independently examined accounts a copy of your last financial year’s income and expenditure breakdown may be provided).
  • New ventures should provide a copy of their business plan or project plan and budget.
  • At least 2 quotes for any significant services or capital equipment.  We would prefer you to use local suppliers where possible.

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 How To Apply

To apply for a community grant please use the apply button below