The Magic Little Grants Fund

Our Magic Little Grants Fund 2018 closed on the 31st of October 2018

Through this fund, run in association with the Postcode Community Trust, we have distributed £215,000 in grants to small charities and community groups delivering sports or physical activities across the UK. 

We look forward hearing about the difference that these grants make to our groups and their beneficiaries!

What is the fund?

The Magic Little Grants Fund provides local charities and community groups the opportunity to access funding to deliver engaging physical activities, which help to overcome barriers to participation.

To benefit from funding, projects need to meet either of the following themes:

  • Overcoming barriers to participation in physical activities in creative ways 
  • Increasing social cohesion through developing access to sports and other recreational activities

As part of the grant, you will also be awarded 12 months membership with Localgiving to support you with fundraising online throughout the year

More information can be found here

Match Fund Campaigns

One-to-one Support

One-to-one support

You can take part in regular  match fund campaigns  to boost the value of your donations.

Get free help, support and advice from experienced fundraisers via our friendly help desk team.

Easy Online Fundraising

Automated Gift Aid

In-depth Reporting

Easy online fundraising

From fundraising pages to crowd-funded pages, we can help you  elevate your online fundraising.

Plus donating is quick, easy and 100% secure.

We process the Gift Aid so you don’t have to, automatically transferring it to your account, even if you're not registered with the Charity Commission!

Detailed finance and marketing reports provide data to help you engage with supporters, cultivate long-term relationships and secure regular donations.

One-to-one support

Free training and webinars

Access regular support through our training webinars and fundraising workshops.

Localgiving Membership Benefits

To access The Magic Little Grants Fund you must meet the following eligibility criteria:


More Information

  • Be eligible to join Localgiving:

  • Have an annual income under £50,000. Priority will be given to organisations with an annual income of under £20,000
  • Be running physical engagement project - encouraging individuals to take part in some form of physical activity to help improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing.

The application process should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete. If you are successful with your funding request, you will also benefit from a free annual membership with Localgiving, funded by the Postcode Community Trust.

The application process will be open from 15th May until 31st October 2018. 

Please ensure that you have downloaded and read the guidance notes below to ensure that you are eligible to benefit from the funding. Please note that organisations operating in Northern Ireland are not eligible to apply. 

  • Have charitable aims that are not solely for the  advancement of religion
  • Operate on local / regional community initiatives and not be a national charity
  • have a UK bank account in the name of the group

Localgiving Membership Eligibility

In order to join Localgiving, your organisation must meet the following criteria:

Community focus

Operate on local / regional community initiatives and not be a national charity


Have a local / regional management committee and a UK bank account

Charitable objectives

Have charitable aims that are not solely for the advancement of religion