J & O Lloyd Community Grants are funded by a private endowment and are to bring benefit to organisations working within the boundaries of the East Staffordshire Borough Council area.  Although the panel will consider applications from organisations undertaking any work which will bring a benefit to the community, they do have preferences for projects which fit in with their prioritised funding list.  More details can be found in the criteria section below.

About Grants from the J & O Lloyd fund
You can apply for a grant of up to £10,000, but the panel usually makes awards in the region of £5000.
These grants will be awarded to organisations who provide benefit to a community within the East Staffordshire borough.  Organisations will usually need to be based in the borough in order to qualify for a grant from this fund, although in exceptional circumstances an organisation outside the borough may be funded, if they can show that the funding will be used exclusively to benefit residents of East Staffordshire only.

The fund will consider applications for capital and revenue projects, and will consider applications for funding over three years, or one off projects.

What We Will Fund

Types of Organisation

We will support the following types of organisation;

  • Constituted community groups
  • Constituted voluntary groups
  • Registered Charities
  • Social Enterprises
Geographic Reach

We will support organisations based in, or working for the benefit of people in the following local authority areas;

  • East Staffordshire

Preference will be given to applications working in one of the following fields;

  • Heritage
  • Arts & Leisure
  • Built & Natural Environment
  • Social & Community Isolation
Project Aims

Your project must meet one of the following criteria;

  • Bring benefit to the people or communities of East Staffordshire
  • Improve, enhance or make accessible the built or natural environment of East Staffordshire
Eligible Costs
  • Equipment costs
  • Capital costs
  • Training costs
  • Core costs
  • Event costs
  • One off project costs

What We Will Not Fund

Types of Organisation

This fund will not offer funding to the following organisations;

  • Non-constituted community groups
  • Non-constituted voluntary groups
  • Statutory organisations
  • Organisations that do not have a proven track record of service delivery
  • Limited companies, sole traders or partnerships without charitable aims
Geographic Reach

This fund cannot support organisations who are based in, or working in the following local authority areas;

  • Cannock Chase, Lichfield, Newcastle under Lyme, South Staffordshire, Stafford, Staffordshire Moorlands, Stoke on Trent or Tamworth
  • Any area outside Staffordshire
  • In exceptional circumstances organisations based in South Derbyshire may be considered for a grant, if there is a clear and direct benefit to the communities of East Staffordshire

This fund cannot support any organisation whose primary beneficiaries are

  • Not resident in the borough of East Staffordshire
Ineligible Costs

This fund will not offer support for the following costs;

  • No excluded costs.  All costs for a project will be considered.
  • The fund is unlikely to make an award for part funding, unless the other funding has already been secured.
  • Funding towards religious projects or projects that promote religion, (although religious organisations can be funded for non-religious projects)
  • Party political activities, (where one particular political party is promoted above another)

Documents You Must Submit With Your Application

The following documents must be provided with your application form.  If you fail to provide these documents your application will not be considered for funding.  All documents should be submitted at the time of application.

  • A copy of your governing document, (constitution or Memorandum and Articles of Association)
  • A copy of your most recent accounts, (audited or independently examined) (NB. If your organisation is less than 12 months old we will accept a copy of your business plan and a financial forecast)
  • A recent bank statement, (dated within the last three months clearly showing account number and sort code)
  • A copy of your safeguarding policy
  • At least three quotes for any capital items

Closing Dates & Submission Deadlines

The following dates are submission dates and panel dates for 2019.

  • Applications submitted before 2nd April 2019 will go to the panel on 16th April 2019
  • Applications submitted after 2nd April 2019, but before 1st October 2019 will go to the panel on 15th October 2019
  • Applications submitted after 1st October 2019 will go to the panel in April 2020
How To Apply

To apply for a grant of up to £10,000 please submit an application using our online application facility.  You can attach your supporting documents to the application.