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Making Local Life Better Fund – OPEN

Fund Aims

The Making Local Life Better Fund is made up of money from many local private donor funds that the Community Foundation attracts and manages. Between them, donors fund a wide range of needs, but all aim to support local people and local communities.

Grants are available to support grassroots community groups and small-medium sized charitable organisations who are aiming to improve the lives of the people in their local communities.

Available Funding

Grants are available for organisations working in Leicestershire and Rutland for up to £3,000 and must be spent within a year of receiving the grant.

You can apply to cover costs such as:


This is a rolling programme with no deadlines. Applications will be reviewed at quarterly panel meetings.

To apply click HERE


Please fully read the **Making Local Life Better Eligibility and Guidance Oct 21** before submitting an application.


Core Operating Costs – Currently under review

Any applications already submitted will be reviewed and sent out to private donors.

We are not currently accepting any new applications to the Making Local Life Better Core Fund.


If you have any questions or need help applying, please email the grants team at