19th May 2021

New locations for Strong Foundations Grant 2021

Today we launch a new Strong Foundations Grant for 2021, in partnership with social enterprise Semble, which will support grassroot initiatives across the UK.

Following the success of our Strong Foundations Grant last year in Manchester and Salford, we are delighted to launch new funds available for community and charity groups across 7 UK locations.

Starting today, 19th May - 4th August, community organisations will be able to apply for a share of a £25,000 fund per region as well as access to a volunteer workforce for projects that address local needs.

Our Strong Foundations Grant will again be available for those that need funding or support for new ideas or existing projects, with an aim to drive positive change in the local community.

Locations and dates

  • Bristol 19th May – 23rd June
  • London 2nd June – 7th July
  • Oxford 9th June – 14th July
  • Edinburgh 16th June – 21st July
  • Manchester 23rd June – 28th July
  • Knutsford 23rd June – 28th July
  • West Hyde 30th June – 4th August
  • Kettering 7th July - 11th August 

Community organisations will be able to apply for the Strong Foundations Grant through ActionFunder, the newly launched funding platform that matches businesses with community projects - making it easier than ever before to give and get funding. 

Those eligible to apply for the grant include:

  • Informal and formal community groups
  • Local charities and local branches of national charities
  • Schools and educational organisations
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Social enterprises

Successful applications will be shortlisted, and a judging panel of Sir Robert representatives will decide the winning projects, to be awarded up to £3,000 each.*

You can view the previous Strong Foundations awardees here >>

For more information and to submit an application for the grant, please go to the Action Funder website >> 

*Up to £5,000 in London.

Mark Shearer, Co-Founder of ActionFunder parent company, Semble, commented:

“After delivering a community grant fund last year with Sir Robert McAlpine, we’ve worked together to automate the process through ActionFunder. The outcome enables Sir Robert McAlpine and now any business to reach into their communities and back amazing people doing truly incredible things.”

Lynda Thwaite

We are delighted to be extending the Strong Foundations Grant across 7 locations this year which will help support even more local communities around our existing construction projects. We want to follow on the success of our previous grant and uncover more brilliant ideas that come from those who really understand the needs and opportunities in the local area. I hope that we will be able to really benefit those smaller projects that might otherwise struggle to get off the ground.

Group Director of Brand, Marketing & Communications, Sir Robert McAlpine

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