The Santander Foundation has announced the launch of a new grants fund worth £1.23 million.
Designed to be quick and easy to use, nominations can be made by charities as well as Santander customers and staff.
Just visit any Santander branch and complete a nomination form. The completed form should be dropped into the box provided in your local branch. There are no closing dates and entries will be regularly considered by a panel of staff drawn from across the region. Successful charities will be notified within 2 months of submitting their nomination.
The grant needs to fund something specific. Just two examples would be a piece of equipment or to pay for the costs of a part time sessional worker. It must also directly help disadvantaged people in your local area.
The only criteria for the Community Plus grants are:
• must be a UK registered charity
• must be a local charity or local project of a larger charity
• the grant must benefit local disadvantaged people
Grants of up to £10,000 can be awarded anywhere in the UK.