Grants Rounds / Closing Dates

Grassroots Fund


Applications for the Grassroots Fund are accepted at any time.


However – if you are applying under the Education pathway of the Grassroots Fund, applications are only accepted in April and August. This is because this is a contestable fund, and all applications are considered together.  The next closing date for the Education pathway is Friday, 9 April 2021.


We aim to provide a decision on your grant application within three months of receiving a completed application.



Community Assets and Facilities (CAFF) Fund

In response to COVID-19 and the impact it has had on community organisations and charities, trustees agreed to waive closing dates for CAFF Capital Works applications for the next 12 months for “shovel-ready” projects.

CAFF Capital Works applications can now go to the next available Board meeting (July, September, November, January) once they are processed and ECCT staff have completed the required due diligence activities (e.g. checking application is complete, reviewing against facility investment principles, etc.). This will take two to three months once a fully complete application is submitted.

Remember, we recommend you give us a call and have an informal chat before you apply. You can call us on 0800 878 720 or email us at: [email protected]