Grassroots Giving 2018

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Applications for Grassroots Giving 2018 are now closed but voting is open for our shortlisted groups!

The application process for this year’s Grassroots Giving scheme has now closed! We have now announced the shortlisted groups for this year's programme and the public is invited to cast their votes to decide who will be awarded £500. Voting is open until 12 October and 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 743 applications with 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.

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.