J & O Lloyd Trust Community Grants

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.

  • 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 the following areas of activity:
  1.         Heritage
  2.         Arts and Leisure
  3.         The Built and Natural Environment
  4.         Social and Community
  •  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.
  • The Trust will be establishing a grant monitoring system to ensure that all applications are for the public benefit and that monies awarded are properly used for the purposes specified in the application.
  • In submitting an application to the Trust the applicant accepts the Trustees’ decision in respect of their grant making as being final.

Guidance on completing an application

  • Please ensure the form is fully completed and signed. Incomplete forms will be returned to the applicant.  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.

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.

Grant Process

  • Once your application has been submitted you will receive confirmation from the Staffordshire Community Foundation.  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.
  • If the application is made on paper or by e-mail you will receive confirmation of receipt within 14 days.
  • Confirmation of receipt does not imply eligibility or acceptance of the application.
  • All eligible applications will be presented to the next meeting of the trustees.  These meetings are held twice per year and the dates are available on our calendar, (http://staffsfoundation.org.uk/calendar)
  • 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

How To Apply

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

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To download a copy of the application form that can be e-mailed or posted to us please click here.