In 2016, we’re offering funding in these categories:
Health, disability and well-being
Projects related to looking after people’s health and well-being. These projects could include anything from active living and hospice care to community centres running wellbeing initiatives.
Supporting the younger generation
Projects that look after younger people, supporting family life and young people, education programmes, scouts groups, and more.
Supporting the older generation
Projects that provide help and support to the older generation, such as befriending and listening services, dementia charities, projects helping older people get online and more.
Sport in the community
Projects for community and grass roots sports clubs. This could include all-ages, or age-specific projects, or sports activities aimed at encouraging particular groups of people to become more active.
Environment in association with the Mirror
Projects that restore, protect, connect communities with and/or encourage the use of green spaces such as community parks, wildlife habitats and woodlands. Or projects that support or enable environmental initiatives such as recycling, renewable energy projects or environmentally friendly building methods.
Use this category if your project will have a positive community impact and doesn’t fit into the categories above. It could be a community development project, a project looking after the welfare of animals, or something else entirely.
Each project category is also divided into three income bands. We’ve based these bands on the average annual income of the organisation that will receive the award as follows:
- organisations with an average annual income of £100,000 or less
- organisations with an average annual income of between £100,001 and £1,000,000
- organisations with an average annual income of between £1,000,001 and £5,000,000