The role of small grants in Big Local: scoping paper

This paper aims to summarise what Local Trust knows about the small grants funds operating in Big Local areas. Research done in June 2020 found that 140 out of 150 Big Local areas were either currently running a small grants programme or had run one in the past. Small grants funds typically aim to provide money to groups operating at the grassroots level, who may be ineligible to apply for bigger grants from larger funders.