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Ecclesiastical Fund

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In 2012, to mark their  125th anniversary, specialist insurer Ecclesiastical launched the Ecclesiastical 125 Fund.

The fund has been set up with the Gloucestershire Community Foundation to help focus the support Ecclesiastical give to local good causes in Gloucestershire. As a commercial organisation owned by a charity, the better Ecclesiastical perform, the more support they can give to people and communities in need.

Grant criteria

Ecclesiastical's vision is to advise and protect those who enrich the lives of others and to support communities where they live and work.

The Ecclesiastical 125 Fund supports those who are:

  • Caring for others
  • Working for vulnerable children and adults
  • Preserving our heritage

Who can apply for a grant?

Registered charities, Social  Enterprise*, voluntary or community group with a constitution, whose aims contribute to the alleviation of disadvantage in Gloucestershire. 

Groups need to demonstrate:

  • they are well managed and provide recent, approved accounts with their application
  • show that the activity for which they are making the bid is well planned and achievable within the stated timescale
  • that the grant is primarily for the benefit of Gloucestershire people.
How much can you apply for?

Grants of around £1000 will be considered at a Grant Panel Meeting in October 2013.  Grants will support specific projects or initiatives rather than donating to general funds or core costs.

How to apply for a grant

Please ensure your group satisfies all of the criteria and conditions outlined within the grant guidelines prior to applying.

Please click here to fill out our eligibility form.

Closing date for fully completed applications:

4pm on Monday 29th September 2014

About Ecclesiastical

Ecclesiastical was established in 1887 to protect the Anglican Church and we're still committed to doing this today. 

Over the years we've grown to provide tailored insurance for organisations who care - such as charity insurance, heritage and property owners insurance. Today we're a specialist insurance services company offering honest advice, deep expertise and caring protection.

*Social Enterprise is defined by Government as: "an organisation with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profits for shareholders and owners. "

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