United Way UK is very happy to announce that “Give Local” grant applications are open for 2018.

United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their potential thanks to a good start in life, an inspiring education, a path to income mobility and a healthy lifestyle. To do this, we take a collaborative approach with other charitable organisations, businesses and individuals interested in making a positive contribution and supporting those in need.

Why grants? 
We want to support small, local organisations working hard to help people within their own communities. While doing this, we hope to better understand the range of issues affecting these local communities and to create a clear picture as to level of these needs, what good work is being done to address them and how this work can grow to have even greater impact. This information will help us to target our own work, build long-lasting partnerships with the organisations we fund and to inform our partners about future volunteering and donation options.

 “Give Local” grants are inclusive and aim to support community based, local organisations. We have not been too prescriptive as to the work the grant must contribute towards, as we want communities and organisations to inform us as to their needs as they relate to our priority issue areas (education, income and health); we are particularly interested in those addressing the needs of disadvantaged people. There will be 29 Give Local Grants of £1,000 each.

More detailed information can be found within the application forms.

Thank you to Costco employees

The “Give Local” grants have been made possible thanks to the generosity of Costco warehouse employees. This is in association with our ‘Give Local’ campaign, encouraging people to give directly to support causes within their community and available to other businesses interested in engaging their employees in making a difference in communities local to their operations.


Click here for GIVE LOCAL application