We have launched eight new Strong Foundation Grants with community engagement platform ActionFunder across the UK. Each grant of up to £3,000 will support grassroots initiatives local to a project site which champions community empowerment, innovation, social investment and sustainable development.
Applications for the grants are now live through the ActionFunder platform and open to organisations until 31st October 2023.
The submissions will then be assessed for impact, innovation and alignment with our values by a judging panel made up of project team members and clients’ representatives, before the successful nominees receive the grants of up to £3,000.
A wide range of organisations are eligible to apply, including informal and formal community groups, local charity and local branches of national charities, schools and education organisations, not-for-profit organisations, and social enterprises.
Apply for the Strong Foundations Grants in your region now:
These eight new Strong Foundations Grants build on Sir Robert McAlpine’s ongoing partnership with ActionFunder, which first launched in 2021. Since then, we have funded more than 95 projects, reaching over 70,000 beneficiaries across the country.
We are delighted to be extending our partnership with ActionFunder with these eight new Strong Foundations Grants. Our role extends beyond the projects that we deliver to the legacy we leave in society. The Strong Foundations Grants with ActionFunder help us realise our vision to be known for our work with communities as we construct a better world for future generations.
Company Social Value Manager at Sir Robert McAlpine
Donal Anand-Shaw, Head of Growth & Strategic Partnerships at ActionFunder said:
"We’re delighted to see Sir Robert McAlpine build on their impressive legacy of supporting community projects with the Strong Foundations Grants. When businesses connect with communities through initiatives like these they achieve powerful local change. We look forward to seeing the impact of these grants and of Sir Robert McAlpine's future social value initiatives!"