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Matthew Good Foundation – Grants for Good, next deadline 15 June 2024

Matthew Good Foundation – Grants for Good, next deadline 15 June 2024

Reading Voluntary Action (RVA)

22 December 2021


Making a positive difference to communities, people & the environment, Grants for Good is the Foundation’s first fund that invites local charities, voluntary groups, or social enterprises that have an average annual income of less than £50,000 to apply for funding.


Every three months, they will share £10,000 between 5 shortlisted projects that have a positive impact on communities, people, or the environment. John Good Group employees will vote for the five shortlisted projects. These five charities will all receive a share of £10,000 – the more votes a cause receives, the bigger the donation. Following the vote, the project that receives the most votes will receive a grant of  £3,500, second place £2,500, third place £2,000 and fourth and fifth place will both receive £1,000.


Who can apply?

Your application must be on behalf of a local community group, charity, voluntary group, or social enterprise that has a positive impact on communities, people, or the environment and has an average income of less than £50,000 in the last 12 months.

They want to make it easy for very small charities or new community interest companies to apply, so organisations/groups do not need to be registered charity, however, you will need to have a bank account in your organisation’s/project’s name such as a community bank account.


How will the application be assessed?

Once you submit your application, it will be assessed by the Foundation’s team. The team will look to understand from your application if it meets their requirements and demonstrates the positive impact it will have on communities, people, or the environment. All grant applications are made subject to a review of the organisation’s/project’s reputation and activities, and they may be in touch if further information is required to assess your application.


Is there a deadline?

Charities and projects are welcome to apply all year round, and your application will be considered in the next funding round. Funding will be awarded every three months, in February, May, August, December and the funding windows are:

  • Opens 16 Dec – deadline 15 March (awarded in May)

  • Opens 16 Mar – deadline 15 June (awarded in Aug)

  • Opens 16 Jun – deadline 15 Sep (awarded in Nov)

  • Opens 16 Sep – deadline 15 Dec (awarded in Feb)

Further details and how to apply:
Further support:

If you would like further support from RVA with submitting a funding application or any support with governance required for your group to get ready for this funding, please email advice@rva.org.uk or telephone 0118 937 2273 for free and independent support and advice.

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