Charities urged to apply for £10,000 grants

Insurer RSA has launched a £250,000 funding programme, offering grants of up to £10,000 to charities.

The grants programme is aimed at small charities working to tackle climate change, conservation as well as improve ‘risk education’, around road, home and online safety.

The deadline for applications is 2 July and the insurer is looking to back charity projects that can be completed within six months of receiving the grant.

“It’s been a tough year for charities, particularly small local causes, and we hope our new grant programme helps provide them with some of the investment they need to further build on the excellent work they do,” said RSA head of corporate responsibility Laura Spiers.

“Through the programme, we want to support charities who are playing a critical role in their communities.

The grants programme is being managed by online giving platform Neighbourly.

“If we really want to build back better, local action built on local insights must come first – never has there been a greater need to respect and respond to the ingenuity and expertise of local charities and community groups,” added Neighbourly chief executive Steve Butterworth.

“The UK faces major societal and environmental challenges, and small charities must be supported to ensure that communities not only survive but thrive.

“Small charities have been the backbone of our communities throughout the pandemic – and they will help to shape our recovery, as well as having a vital role in combatting the climate crisis.”

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