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The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust has funding of up to £235,000 available to community and voluntary groups. In particular work in the areas of agriculture, rural development and insurance in the UK will be considered. For more information write to:
NFU Mutual Charitable Trust,
Tiddington Road,
Stratford Upon Avon,
Warwickshire,
CV37 7BJ.

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Grants of up to £30,000 is available from The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation with an average grant of £5,000 awarded. There are two over-arching themes to their grants of rural issues (settlements of less than 10,000 people) and urban deprivation but these cover many topics. For the smaller grants both capital and revenue costs are funded. For more information phone 02072 644990.

The Arthur Rank Centre

The Arthur Rank Centre has set up their ‘Computers for Rural people’ scheme to provide computers at a very low cost. They provide a computer pre-loaded with Microsoft and delivered to your door with a three month warranty for as little as £109. For community projects where more than one computer is needed the prices are even lower. For more information phone 02476 853066.

The Plunkett Foundation

The Plunkett Foundation supports the start up of community owned shops in rural areas in England. For more information phone 01993 810730.

The South West Foundation Small Grants Fund

Grants of up to £1,000 are available from The South West Foundation Small Grants Fund to support small community organisations operating in rural areas, market and coastal towns (not urban areas). The funding must be used for activities that enable people from diverse backgrounds to become engaged in their neighbourhoods and communities to bring about real change to the lives of people in the community. For more information phone 01761 471104.

The Community Transport Association and the Plunkett Foundation

The Community Transport Association and the Plunkett Foundation have funding available to help Rural Community Transport. The fund will offer grant and loan packages to community transport organisations in England to enable them to build income and reduce their reliance on grant funding. The funding will be supported by a range of training, development and networking support. For further information phone 0161 351 1475.