PROSPER focuses on supporting organisations that deliver small projects and programmes that enable beneficiaries to have greater independence and become sustainable.

We aim to:

  • Provide funding
  • Help organisations publicise their services and promote and raise awareness of their work
  • Help organisations develop and implement a fundraising strategy
  • Support research.

We work with eligible organisations to understand their specific needs and develop an appropriate package of support.



You can apply to PROSPER if your services come within PROSPER'S charitable remit. Small Registered Charities and not for profit groups may apply.

See the Q&A document for more information, and read the guidance notes before applying.

PROSPER awards grants of between £1,000 and £10,000

All applications will be considered, some redirected and others may need further consideration or advice. Please be aware that priority is given to groups with lower incomes. We encourage you to consider this before applying.

We would recommend applications are submitted four months in advance of anticipated project start date. If this impacts on the delivery of your project please contact us.

We aim to fund projects which address the issues, needs and aspirations of local communities and people.

You must read the guidance notes carefully before filling in the application form. We have very clear criteria as to what we can and cannot fund.



Organisations that can answer ‘yes’ to the following questions are eligible to apply for funding and support:

  • Does your work endeavour to make your beneficiaries take responsibility, be accountable and become more independent?
  • Do you monitor and report how funds have been spent?
  • Do you identify, monitor and measure the outcome/impact of your work?

How to apply

  • Read the Guidance notes before you apply
  • Make sure you are using the latest version of Adobe Reader (you need it to fill in the form).
  • Save the Application form to your computer and then open it using Adobe Reader.
  • Email the completed form to x at least 4-5 months before you want your project to start.?
  • We'll let you know our decision in approximately 10 weeks. ?

If you need more information please email or call our team for advice on 01491 641435