Grant Initiative

BCBN Grant Initiative

Launched in September 2014, BCBN’s Grant Initiative aims to provide small third-sector grant awards to empower charities and local community projects. This initiative will distribute a one-off grant award of up to £3,000 per charity or to small but credible community projects, which are able to demonstrate their positive impact on the communities they aim to serve. We have in place strict vetting procedures and criteria’s for successful applications. We take a responsible attitude to the funds provided by our donors. The Initiative will run throughout the year, alongside BCBN’s more headline efforts.

If you would like to support the BCBN Grant Initiative and help local communities here at home, please donate below. See full Terms & Conditions here.


The following list sets out the types of activities excluded by the BCBN Grant Initiative :

  • Any projects supported must benefit a local community within the UK
  • Overseas Activities – BCBN Grant Initiative does not support projects outside of the UK
  • Party political activity – Applications to support fundraising, campaigning or any other activity associated with any political party will not be accepted
  • Individual sponsorship – Applications to support individuals will not be accepted
  • Travel and accommodation – Requests to assist with travel and accommodation costs are excluded
  • Multiple applications – For successful grant applicants only one per person/organisation may be supported in a year (from time awarded); for unsuccessful applicants, you may re-apply for the new quarterly term
  • Application for grants that exceed £3,000 may be turned down
  • Part-funding of projects
  • Running costs and expenses (venue hire, staff cost and salary, bills, printing)
  • Professional associations, or training for professionals.
  • Organisations that do not have charitable aims (such as companies limited by shares and commercial companies)
  • Endowments, loans, deficits, general appeals
  • Grant-giving charities
  • Building projects
  • Non-essential items

Click here for Terms & Conditions

How to Apply

Please submit your application electronically and print name in the signature box. Please ensure that the application is submitted in time before the proposed deadline. The application may also be scanned and emailed to

Process of Awarding Grants

BCBN Board of Trustees will review all applications on a quarterly basis, objectively ranking and selecting applications in accordance with our set of grant criteria. Successful applicants will be informed by email at the end of each quarter. Shortly after the announcement, BCBN may host a grant award ceremony. The venue will be in London, locations may vary.

Grant Report

BCBN Grantees are asked to submit an grant evaluation form on how the grant has been used, presenting the outcomes and measuring impact. Please remember to attach high res images as evidence of the awarded projects along with relevant documentation as per our terms and conditions’ here link terms and conditions page and create a button that says ‘evaluation form

Grant Impact

BCBN’s Grant Distribution and Summary to over 50 charities and community groups since September 2014.



Age UK



Katharine House Hospice




Muffin’s Dream Foundation

Muslim Aid

Newark Emmaus Trust

Rainbow Trust

Sense for Deafblind People

St Giles Trust


The Black Prince Trust

Wingate Special Children’s Trust

View our Full Beneficiaries