Magic Little Grants

Status: Open to applications
Deadline: 31st October, 2018


Localgiving has teamed up with the Postcode Community Trust to provide over 400 grants of £500 to small charities and community groups. Thanks to support from the players of People's Postcode Lottery, the Magic Little Grants Fund provides small charities and community groups the opportunity to access funding to deliver engaging physical activities, which help to overcome barriers to participation.


Maximum Value: £ 500

Value Notes

The fund is open to charitable organisations with an annual income of under £50,000

Extended Description

In association with Postcode Community Trust, this is an amazing opportunity for local charities and community groups to access grants of £500 to deliver engaging physical activities, which help to overcome barriers to participation. 
As part of the grant, you will also be awarded 12 months membership with Localgiving to support you with fundraising online throughout the year.

Latest Information

Expressions of interest can be made at any time.

Eligible Expenditure

To benefit from funding, projects need to meet either of the following themes

  • Overcoming barriers to participation in physical activities in creative ways
  • Increasing social cohesion through developing access to sports and other recreational activities
Be eligible to join Localgiving:
  • Have charitable aims that are not solely for the advancement of religion 
  • Operate on local / regional community initiatives and not be a national charity 
  • Have a UK bank account in the name of the group 
Income - Your organisation must have an annual income under £50,000. Priority will be given to organisations with an annual income under £20,000. 
Physical activity projects - You must run, or be planning to run, a service that encouraging individuals to take part in some form of physical activity to help improve their physical and mental health and well being.
Operating within Great Britain - Please note that organisations operating in Northern Ireland are not eligible to apply.

Application Proceedure

Localgiving member? If you are a Localgiving member, simply log in to your account and click the Magic Little Grant button on your dashboard (as shown below) - it should only take 10 minutes to complete your application.
Not a Localgiving member?
If you are not a Localgiving member then you need to click here for further information about applying for the grant.
For further information please download their guidance notes.
Please note that as applications are reviewed on a monthly basis, your organisation could wait up to two months to receive an update on the status of your application. Successful applicants will receive the grant payment within a fortnight of being notified they have been successful.
Questions? Contact their Localgiving help desk on 0300 111 2340

Address and Contacts

Contact details:
Unit 2,
189-190 Shoreditch High Street,
E1 6HU
Telephone: 0300 111 2340