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Eligibility Criteria for Funding Applications

Eligibility Criteria for Funding Applications

Our funding eligibility criteria is prioritising small charities for support that are working to address one our key focus areas and achieving change for our communities in the UK.

At Global’s Make Some Noise, we believe everyone has the right to feel safe, feel well, feel prepared and feel included.

Our four key focus areas are:

  • Providing safety and shelter
  • Supporting physical and/or mental health
  • Developing life skills
  • Reducing isolation or improving inclusion

Your charity will need to deliver a key project or service addressing one or more of these outcomes, alongside meeting our basic eligibility criteria for support below:

  • Your organisation is a UK registered charity with the Charity Commission or OSCR (Scotland) or the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland
  • Your charity has been registered for at least 1 year with 1 set of full submitted accounts on the Charity Commission or OSCR or the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland
  • Your charity has an annual income of approximately £30,000-£1.2million
  • Your charity provides in-depth direct support to your beneficiaries
  • You have a registered bank account in your organisation’s name
  • You have a current safeguarding policy and set of procedures
  • You have a current equal opportunities/equality policy and processes
  • You are able to identify a programme, area of work, role or project which Global’s Make Some Noise could fund

What you can’t apply for:

  • Activities that have already taken place
  • Grant-making activities
  • Activities where funds will be primarily provided to third-party organisations to deliver the work
  • Grants/bursaries to individuals
  • Work delivered overseas
  • Fundraising events or fundraising activities or salaries
  • Research
  • Statutory obligations

Organisations who aren’t eligible for support:

  • Organisations who don’t conduct any direct delivery work
  • Animal rescue / rehabilitation or projects that solely benefit animals
  • Faith-based projects supporting the promotion of religion
  • Organisations based, or delivering work overseas
  • Schools, colleges or higher education institutions
  • NHS or other healthcare providers
  • Politically affiliated organisations
  • Charities previously funded by Make Some Noise

You can find out more about applying to Make Some Noise here.

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