Shortlisted groups announced and voting now open!

The community groups shortlisted for this year's Grassroots Giving have now been announced and voting is now open until 12 October.

Now it is up to the public to decide which organisations will be awarded £500. This year we have 165 pots of cash to giveaway!

Now in its sixth year, Grassroots Giving has already helped more than 800 community groups across the UK which might normally struggle to attract any funding. This year we have received over 740 applications and we have seen a wide and wonderful range of inspirational stories.

Last year 164 groups became the latest recipients of Grassroots Giving funding. As usual, these were chosen by public vote and in 2017 the shortlisted groups received more than 40,000 votes - a record for Grassroots Giving.

This year we are giving 165 organisations the chance to receive a £500 pot to help build a brighter future in their local communities. So please take time to vote for your favourite group and help them win £500. Just go to the "Grassroots Giving 2018" tab at the top of this page and click on "2018 Shortlisted Groups".

Grassroots Giving was launched in 2013 to celebrate the Society’s 160th anniversary and proved to be an immediate success. It was designed to reflect our mutual roots and established to help people and communities to help themselves.