The Rotary Small Grants Scheme

New Grant Scheme to Fight Disadvantage in Wolverhampton.

The Rotary Club of the City of Wolverhampton and the James Beattie Charitable Trust have teamed up to offer grants to local groups who support disadvantaged people in Wolverhampton in these challenging times.

A fund of £10,000 can be accessed by Voluntary, and Social Enterprise groups, working in the community to overcome problems arising from deprivation, poverty, disability and lack of opportunity.  Groups and individuals will be able to apply for grants of between £250 and £750.  

Grants will be awarded to applicants demonstrating how the funding will be used in order to make a difference to the well-being of local people facing these challenges, and/or to open up opportunities for people to develop their abilities and skills.


Organisations submitting an application must demonstrate how they are established in their communities and how they will use the funding to help local people.

Beneficiaries must have a connection to the Wolverhampton area in terms of living or working in the City, or receiving services from an organisation based there.

Grants can be used to employ people, purchase the provision of services,facilitate the acquisition of disability equipment or items needed to support daily living needs.

In awarding grants, the following factors will be considered:- 

  • The number of people who will benefit, and the extent and duration of the likely impact on them;
  • the impact on a family or on the community as a whole; and
  • any other funding which the applicants may have for their proposal, or matched funding that can be attracted from elsewhere.

Please follow these steps in completing and submitting your application.

Applications for the Small Grants Scheme closed on March 10th. The link to the application form has now been removed.

Thank you to every organisation who submitted an application.

We will be touch with everyone in due course.

  • Download the application form onto your device (This is a Word document – please complete it on screen, saving as you go.When needed, additional lines will appear in each box.)Enter the name of your organisation and save your application form.
  • Complete and return your application, still as a Word document, no later than March 10th. Please do not send pdf’s.
  • Please title your emails to us with SGS21, followed by the name of your organisation.
  • Send your email to, attaching your completed application form.
  • You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application.

All completed applications submitted by the closing date will be evaluated by an assessment team, who may ask for further information by email or telephone.

By 16th April, All applicants will be notified by email whether they have been successful or not, and payments to successful applicants will be made by 23rd April.