Community Grant Guidance
What We Fund
Fullabrook CIC can assist in the regeneration and sustainability of the local area by offering grants to voluntary and community groups, and other similar not for profit organisations that are based in, or benefit residents of our area of benefit. We can assist in the promotion and provision of energy efficiency, energy conservation and the development of renewable energy resources; sustainable transport schemes; community safety; affordable recreation and activities; and other facilities and amenities that will benefit the local area and Communities in Ashford, Berrynarbor, Bittadon, Braunton, East Down, Georgeham, Heanton Punchardon, Ilfracombe, Marwood, Mortehoe, Shirwell, West Down, and West Pilton.
We generally prefer to fund capital costs, and rarely fund salaries or running costs unless in exceptional circumstances. We rarely offer to pay 100% of a project’s costs, so applicants should secure a level of match funding toward the project before applying. This can be from their own funds or fundraising, or from other grants. We are not able to support projects that promote religious or political beliefs.
For further information see How to Apply
Who can apply
We expect to receive applications from a wide range of local not-for-profit organisations, such as voluntary and community groups, registered charities, sports clubs etc.
We expect applicants to have a constitution and bank account in the organisation’s name (with the exception of our Very Small Grant Scheme, which is intended to provide seed funding to help new groups and projects get started).
What we can fund
- Projects or services that show community benefit to residents of the 13 parishes in our area of benefit (Ashford, Berrynarbor, Bittadon, Braunton, East Down, Georgeham, Heanton Punchardon, Ilfracombe, Marwood, Mortehoe, Shirwell, West Down, and West Pilton)
- Organisations that have not-for-profit aims, and (with the exception of very small grant applications) have a constitution, and bank account in the name of the organisation.
- We prefer to support project costs, and only very rarely fund core costs such as running costs or staff salaries. We may also consider applications for repayable grants or loans.
- Grants should generally be considered as one-off payments, and there should be no expectation of repeat funding. Thought should be given to the sustainability of the project beyond the support of the CIC.
- We only rarely offer 100% of a projects costs, and expect that applicants will make a contribution to the project, either from their own reserves, fundraising or grants.
What we are unlikely to fund
- Projects or services that do not benefit the residents of the 13 parishes within our catchment area
- for the personal benefit of an individual, such as adventure or residential courses, expeditions or overseas travel
- for animal welfare
- activities of large charities which enjoy widespread support
- applicants who have applied to us within the last 12 months
- endowment funds
- activity to support services that are the statutory responsibility of another organisation, including schools and parish councils