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GRANT PROGRAMMES

The Manx Lottery Trust Grant Scheme is jointly funded by Big Lottery Fund and Isle of Man Treasury. We are currently running two programmes.

COMMUNITY AWARDS

Community Awards is a grants programme which helps to improve communities and the lives of people most in need, for amounts between £2,501 and £50,000. This programme is funded by the Manx Lottery Trust as delegated partner of Big Lottery Fund.

The Outline Proposal is a short form which quickly tells you whether you are eligible to apply to the Community Awards programme and whether your project is one that the Trustees might consider funding. If you would prefer to do this before making a full application, please click here to download an Outline Proposal Form.

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

Please note Community Awards applications currently take around 10 weeks to assess. If a decision is made to offer a grant there is then a set up stage before payment is made. We would recommend applications are submitted four months in advance of anticipated project start date.

If this impacts on the delivery of your project please contact us.

Community Awards is available for grants of between £2,501 and £50,000.

We want to fund projects which address the issues, needs and aspirations of local communities and people. We will fund a wide range of community projects aimed at developing skills, improving health, revitalising the local environment and enabling people to become more active citizens.

WHO CAN APPLY?

You can apply to Community Awards if you are a community group, not for profit group, parish or town council, school or social enterprise.

You do not need to be a registered charity to apply.

You must have a bank account on the Isle of Man that requires at least two people, who are unrelated and do not live at the same address, to sign each cheque or withdrawal.

You must use the grant within one year.

Please read the guidance notes before applying.

WHAT YOU CAN APPLY FOR

We will pay for activities that will benefit the community, including:

- putting on an event, activity or performance

- buying new equipment or materials

- running training courses

- setting up a pilot project or starting up a new group

- carrying out special repairs or conservation work

- paying expenses for volunteers, costs for sessional workers or professional fees

- transport costs

You must read the guidance notes carefully before filling in the application form. We have very clear criteria as to what we can and can’t fund.

HOW TO APPLY

Read the Guidance notes before you apply.

Save the Application form, available here, to your computer and then open it using Adobe Reader.

Email the completed form to mltgrants@gov.im at least 4 months before you want your project to start.

We will let you know our decision in approximately 10 weeks.

If you need more information please email mltgrants@gov.im or call us for advice on 685745.



SMALLER GRANTS

Aimed at local communities and is a 'light touch' programme with a simple and straightforward application process, for amounts between £300 and £2,500. This programme is funded by the Manx Lottery Trust.

 

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

Please note Smaller Grants applications currently take 6-8 weeks to assess. If a decision is made to offer a grant there is then a set up stage before payment is made. We would recommend applications are submitted 3 months in advance of anticipated project start date.

If this impacts on the delivery of your project please contact us.

The Smaller Grants programme is available for grants of between £300 and £2,500.

We want to fund projects which address the issues, needs and aspirations of local communities and people. We will fund a wide range of community projects aimed at developing skills, improving health, revitalising the local environment and enabling people to become more active citizens.

WHO CAN APPLY?

You can apply to Smaller Grants if:

- you are a voluntary or community organisation, club or association. You do not need to be a registered charity to apply

- you have a bank account that requires at least two people who are unrelated and do not live at the same address to sign each cheque or make a withdrawal

- you have a governing body with at least three unrelated members

- you can finish your project and spend the entire grant within one year of our award.

Please note that the organisation applying for a grant must be the same organisation that will receive and be responsible for the funding.

 

WHAT YOU CAN APPLY FOR

We will pay for activities that will benefit the community. Here are just a few examples of things that a grant can be spent on:

- purchase of computer and office equipment

- activities for elderly persons

- redecoration of premises

- purchase of uniforms and equipment

- publicity materials including programmes and advertising

- educational toys and games

- materials for use in the project, for example, arts and crafts materials

- sports equipment.

You must read the guidance notes carefully before filling in the application form. We have very clear criteria as to what we can and can’t fund.

HOW TO APPLY

Read the guidance notes before you apply.

Go to the Application Form here, save to your computer and then open it using Adobe Reader.

Email the completed form to mltgrants@gov.im at least 3 months before you want your project to start.

We will let you know our decision in approximately 8 weeks.

If you need more information please email mltgrants@gov.im or call us for advice on 685745.