Funding Opportunity of £500 via ‘Magic Little Grants’

Magic Little Grants gives smaller charities and community groups the chance to apply online for a £500 grant to deliver projects across Great Britain.

In 2021, players of People’s Postcode Lottery will continue to support this successful partnership. Applications open from March 1st until October 31st.

With its simple 20-minute application process and an 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 apply:

  • Organisations must either be in their first year of operation or have an annual income under £250,000.
  • Funding can be used to launch new projects, support existing ones, or cover core costs associated with ongoing work.

This year funding can go towards any of the below projects:

  1. Improving mental wellbeing
  2. Enabling community participation in the arts
  3. Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty
  4. Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality
  5. Improving biodiversity and green spaces
  6. Enabling participation in physical activity
  7. Responding to the climate emergency and promoting sustainability
  8. Increasing community access to outdoor space

If your organisation is carrying out a project within these themes, make sure to get your applications in once the programme launches on 1st March 2021. The application process is short and simple, taking 10 minutes to complete. Each organisation may only apply once in 2021.

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?  Visit

Mountbatten Hospice – 4000 miles to raise £4000… UPDATE – Jan 2021

As previously mentioned, Parish Councillor Michael Ward was engaged in the monumental task of riding 4000 miles around the Isle of Wight to raise £4000 for Mountbatten Hospice. Cllr Ward has now been successful in passing the 4000 miles and can have a well deserved rest. Cllr Ward on his bike.In a welcome boost for Mountbatten Hospice, Cllr Ward was actually able to raise £8000 – double his target! As can be seen ins these photographs, last week, he met with Nigel Hartley, Chief Executive of Mountbatten Hospice and handed over the cheque for £8000. Please feel free to put your feet up for a while Mike!

Cllr Ward presenting £8000 to Mountbatten Hospice


UPDATE – January 2021 – We can now confirm that Cllr Ward raised £8500.55 (Including Gift Aid) – Much needed funding in very difficult times.