Community Funding Policy

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Please make sure that your project is aligned with our community funding policy before applying.

If you’re applying for funding from us, your project will need to support at least three of our co-operative values and principles. These include:

  • Self-help
  • Self-responsibility
  • Democracy
  • Equality
  • Equity
  • Solidarity
  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Social responsibility
  • Caring for others

We are unable to support the following:

  • Individuals (bursaries, scholarships or expeditions)
  • Organisations for party political or lobbying purposes
  • Religious groups for evangelism
  • Core funding (wages, rent and running costs)
  • Public bodies in the provision of core services, unless in a co-ordinating role on behalf of a charitable project/initiative
  • Schools for activities within the scope of the general curriculum
  • No funding for overseas projects

You can choose to transfer your account balance to the community fund that funds all of the causes we support throughout the year. If you wish to do this, please get in touch with our Membership Support Team.