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.

Grant Exclusions

  • 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); unsuccessful applicants may re-apply after a year (from time of ‘grant term’ submission)
  • Retrospective funding
  • Application for grants that exceed £3,000 may be turned down
  • Part-funding of projects where information on joint funders and relevant partnerships are not provided
  • Core/ Running costs and expenses (on-going 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

Click here for Terms & Conditions

How to Apply

You must complete our grant eligibility quiz prior to downloading the application.

You must download and complete our Application Form and email it to

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