Sainsbury’s Welsh Community Fund Programme – Guidelines and T&C’s
Sainsbury’s Welsh Community Grant Fund Guidelines
What is Sainsbury’s Welsh Community Grant Fund?
The Welsh Community Grant Fund is a Sainsbury’s programme specifically for Welsh projects. Grants of up to £500 will be awarded annually to charities and local community groups for a range of projects and activities which fit our core values of food, family, kids and health and also arts/culture, environment and social welfare.
Organisations can be any size as long as they support the community in Wales. Any money that is not awarded by the end of the year will be donated to our Welsh stores’ Local Charity partners.
This current round is now open and closes on 28th February. We hope that hundreds of local groups will take the time to submit an application.
Please read through our guidelines for applying below.
Why is Sainsbury’s doing this?
In October 2011, the Welsh Government introduced a 5p charge for single use carrier bags. We no longer provide customers in supermarkets with free single use bags which would be subject to the carrier bag levy. However, we introduced a 40p charge to each online grocery order to cover all single use carrier bags used in the delivery to comply with the legislation. This is a flat charge based on the average number of bags used per order. As part of our commitment to make a positive difference to our community, we have agreed to donate the net proceeds from the carrier bag levy to our Welsh Community Grant fund.
How much can we apply for?
Up to £500
Who can apply?
All applicants must operate in Wales and applications must be for activities which take place in Wales
All applicants must be:
° Registered and Exempt Charities
° Community Groups (constituted)
° CASCs (Community Association Sports Clubs)
° CICs (Community Interest Companies) and Social Enterprises
° Provident and Industrial Societies
What types of activities/projects will Sainsbury’s fund?
Groups can apply for any projects, services, activities or equipment aligned to our values of food, family, kids and health, e.g:
° Food – healthy eating projects, nutrition advice, skills training, etc
° Family – community/family projects, charity events, etc
° Kids – playgroups, play schemes, school/youth organisations
° Health – sports activities, coaching, disabled sports, etc
° Arts/Culture – choirs, art exhibitions, music projects etc
° Environment – wildlife parks, conservation projects, clean-up activities etc
° Social Welfare – support for the elderly, food banks, etc
Examples of things Sainsbury’s might fund:
° Children’s touch rugby tournament
° Local veg box scheme leaflets
° Community choir hall costs
° Heritage sites’ volunteer expenses
° Fitness programmes for elderly people
What types of activities/projects won’t Sainsbury’s fund?
We will not fund applications for the following:
- Salaries or other core costs
- Fundraising events or challenges Grants to individuals
- Activities which distribute funds to other organisations
- Refurbishment to fabric of buildings
- Expeditions or overseas travel Promotion of religion
- Sponsorship and marketing promotions Political activities
- Retrospective funding (we will not fund activities which have already taken place)
Sainsbury’s will not fund applications for equipment currently available under the Active Kids Programme. If you are unsure what this means go to https://activekids.sainsburys-live-well-for-less.co.uk/ to view our Active Kids catalogue. For example –school sports kits, schools cooking or gardening equipment.
When Can We Apply?
The Welsh Community Grant Fund will be open for applications between 12th January 2015 and midnight on 28th February 2015. Any applications received after this date cannot be considered.
How Do We Apply?
Go to www.ccworks.co.uk/sainsburys and you can download our application form. The form is simple and will only take a few minutes to complete. When you have completed the form email it back to Sainsburys@ccworks.co.uk . You will receive an email confirming that we have received your application.
Only one application per project/location will be accepted. However, if you have more than one project/location in Wales, we will accept applications for different projects/locations.
When will we hear if we have been successful?
All applicants will be notified by the end of March 2015.
Will there be other chances to apply?
The Welsh Community Fund is an annual Fund. All applicants, whether successful or unsuccessful, are able to apply again in the next round.
Terms and Conditions of Grant
1. Payment of grants is dependent on satisfactory financial information being received. If successful, we will ask you for a set of audited accounts (if you are a Charity and have accounts online with the Charity Commission we can check these ourselves). If you are a new organization and do not have accounts, we will ask for three most recent bank statements
2. If you are not a registered charity we will require a copy of your Constitution if successful
3. We will also require a short impact questionnaire to be completed by successful applicants.
4. We reserve the right to withdraw an offer where there is any reason to believe a breach of the conditions and terms has occurred.
5. We reserve the right to vary the Terms and Conditions of the Welsh Community Fund at any time