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KCOM Community Grants - Now Open

Published at 7:42 pm Wed Nov 11th, 2020

The community grants scheme gives funding to charities, community groups and schools that are working to make a positive difference to life in the region. Every three months KCOM award three grants of up to £1,000 each, so if there's a local project, event or cause that you'd like our support with, read on to find our more.

Deadline - 16th November 2020

Who can apply for a grant?

Anyone from a community in East Yorkshire or North Lincolnshire where KCOM services are available or being installed can apply for a grant. Your application must be on behalf of a local community group, charity, voluntary group, club, school or other not-for-profit organisation, although you don’t need to work for them.

What can the grant be used for?

The grant must be used to benefit people living in our region. It can be used for specific purchases or to run activities or an event. Previous grants have been used to stage poetry competitions, create gardens, run community-based weight loss programmes and to buy everything from sports equipment to school library books – the options are almost endless. Grants must be used within six months of being awarded.

Who decides if your application is successful?

Every three months our community panel – made up of KCOM employees who live and work in the region – considers every application we received during the period and selects six finalists.

After that, we’ll open voting to the public for two weeks to decide the winners – so it’s over to you to drum up support for your application!

What makes a successful grant application?

When choosing finalists our community panel is looking for applications that will make a positive difference to members of the local community. Ideally, the grant should cover the whole cost or most of the cost of a project, purchase or event, rather than being put towards a bigger fundraising target.

How to apply

It’s easy – just complete the online form here (or download this printable PDF and email to communitygrants@kcom.com) and your application will be considered for the next round of grants.

We’ve put together some tips and advice in our Guide to applying – it’s worth taking a look to help give your submission the best chance of success.

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