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Cost of Living Small Grants Programme

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Jemma Leathley
Investment Manager

The Cost of Living Small Grants Programme is a short term grant fund developed by Sporting Assets, with support from Access the Foundation for Social Investment, helping organisations delivering services that support their community with the rising cost of living.

The programme is focused exclusively on charities and social enterprises which have service delivery models based on enterprise activity. The grant provided through this programme will help them to sustain and where possible scale up their enterprise activity to meet increased demand.

Grants of up to £20,000 are available, and the fund expects to be able to support up to 25 organisations over the next 12 months.


All applicants must fulfil the following requirements

  • Be based in England
  • Located in or supporting the most deprived communities in England (typically those working in areas classified as IMD3 or below)
  • Be incorporated and a regulated social enteprise (typically a Charity or Community Interest Company)
  • Generate some income from trading
  • Already delivering cost of living services (such as food banks, warm space, financial advice and low cost transport)
  • Delivering, or supporting the delivery of, sport and physical activity


Grants can be used for projects that develop an organisation’s enterprising activity with priority given to projects that directly support cost of living focused delivery. The grant cannot simply be used as revenue to deliver a service.

Complete the short screening form and we will be in touch if you are eligibleDownload more information here