North West community grants
We're sorry, but we've decided to pause all grant funding to new applications while we review our grant-making processes and priorities.
It's important we complete this review to help us maximise the impact our funding has on residents and the communities we serve.
We'll update this page as soon as we re-open the fund. However, this may not happen for several months.
Community Capacity Building
Our team of Community Capacity Builders can still support you and your organisation with the following:
Coaching for success
We'll engage with you to have focused conversations on goal setting and how to reach them for short- and long-term plans.
We'll introduce you to partners who can help your organisation increase its impact. Our networks expand across public, private, and voluntary sectors locally and nationally.
We find the right sources of income for you through grant funding from L&Q or other funders, finding paying customers or accessing public sector commissioning.
We'll work with you to strengthen your business structure from exploring which organisational structure works for you to guidance on marketing, HR or governance.
Email our Community Capacity Builders team and we'll assign the relevant Community Capacity Builder for your work.
We're a Living Wage Funder
Being an accredited real Living Wage Funder means we will fund grant-funded job posts at the real Living Wage rate.
Real Living Wage Funders seek to ensure that all posts wholly or partially funded by the funder pay the real Living Wage unless there are particular reasons for this not to happen. These might include difficulties in maintaining differentials and the impact on other posts within the grantee's workforce.
The minimum wage in the UK is currently £9.50 an hour, but the UK real Living Wage, which is set independently and calculated following the basic cost of living in the UK, is £10.90.
Find out more on the Living Wage Funders website.
Working with 360Giving
We believe that with better information, grantmakers can be more effective and strategic decision-makers.
360Giving supports grantmakers to publish their grant data openly, understand their data, and use the data to create online tools that make grant-making more effective.