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Magic Little Grants

Magic Little Grants

Are you a grass-roots organisation delivering local sports or physical activities which promote wellbeing?

Established in 2017, Magic Little Grants is a Partnership Awards Programme between Postcode Community Trust and Localgiving.

The fund gives smaller charities and community groups the chance to apply online for a £500 grant to deliver projects across Great Britain that encourage people to be physically active. Successful projects will support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise with the primary aim of improving the physical health of participants.

Since 2017, the scheme has already supported over 600 grass-roots projects to launch new projects, support existing ones or simply to cover core costs associated with ongoing work.

In 2019, players of People’s Postcode Lottery will expand this successful partnership with an award of £550,000 – with the fund open from 19th March until midnight on November 30th 2019.

With its simple 20-minute application process and outcome within 6 weeks, the Magic Little Grants fund reduces the work required for grass-roots organisations to access the funding they need to launch or strengthen their services. The following criteria applies:

  • Organisations must either be in their first year of operation or have an annual income under £250,000.
  • Preference will be given to projects that encourage social cohesion and help vulnerable people to overcome barriers to participation in physical activities.
  • Funding can be used to launch new projects, support existing ones, or cover core costs associated with ongoing work

As well as receiving a Magic Little Grant, successful organisations that are new to Localgiving will also be given a free annual membership with Localgiving worth £96. This membership gives them access to all of Localgiving’s wider online fundraising services, such as regular fundraising campaigns and training.

Interested in applying?


Please note that the application process is administered entirely by Localgiving. For all enquiries please contact their helpdesk on 0300 111 2340 or email

Organisations who are currently in receipt of an award from players of People's Postcode Lottery or in the process of applying for funding are unable to apply.

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