Doit.Foundation is thrilled to announce our first small grant award from our summer pilot!
The grants were targeted at organisations with an annual income of £10,000 or less and were awarded to:
- Oxford Community Table Tennis Club– supporting excluded and under represented people to engage in table tennis, the grant will be used to purchase new equipment and make their tables accessible to people in wheelchairs
- Willesden Green Town Team– an urban community regeneration project in North West London that seeks to improve the town centre. Their grant will enable them to purchase new planters to enhance their community library.
- Provide Devon– a charity supporting children at risk of hunger, their grant will be used to expand their food prep area in Plymouth.
- UR Gateway CIC– a Birmingham based social enterprise providing employment opportunities for disadvantaged youth. Their grant will be used to stage a social event for 50 older people that will provide event management experience for young people.
Each organisation will receive up to £250.
Speaking about the pilot, Doit.Foundation CEO Jamie Ward-Smith said, “This pilot is the first step we are taking to transforming the grant making process to make it easy for very small organisations to get the funding they need. Our research shows that there are too few opportunities available and many organisations struggle to get past what are often onerous application processes.”
Doit.Foundation’s commitment to supporting small organisations is informed by Charity Commission statistics that show that over 70% have an income of £100k pa or less yet receive barely 5% of all of the income that comes into the sector.