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The Earley Charity is continuing to work to support local charitable organisations and individuals in need in our area of benefit during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our office remains closed so all grant enquiries should be made by email to

LATEST NEWS: Application for grants to organisations reopens

The Trustees are pleased to announce that grant-making to organisations will restart in 2021.  The organisation grant-making programme is now open again for application.  Please send enquiries by email to  Applications will be considered at the following meetings.

Application for:

Deadline for submission

Meeting Date

£3,000 and under

11th January 2021

28th January 2021

Over £3,000

1st February 2021

17th February 2021

Dates of meetings later in the year at which applications will be considered can be found on the Applying for a Grant page

COVID-19 Support Fund

The COVID-19 Support Fund remains open.  This new small grant programme is designed to help organisations serving our area of benefit transition to new ways of working and support post-lockdown relaunch or other COVID-19 linked expenditure.  A small amount of the £40,000 fund is still available for grants of up to a maximum £2,000.

The aim of this fund is to help organisations respond to the immediate needs of relaunching or adapting their service and activities following lockdown.  Grants can be used to offset costs including those associated with implementing preventative measures such as physical barriers and screens, PPE and bulk purchase of sanitising products; buying equipment; consultancies to assist with relaunch activities; training of trustees, volunteers or staff and developing marketing materials to promote relaunch or changes to service or activity.

Further details of how to apply can be found on the Applying for a Grant page.

Existing grant-holders

We wish to reassure our partners that all existing grant commitments will be met, in respect of future funding for Earley Charity Workers and in respect of grants awarded but not yet paid, provided that the conditions of the grant have been complied with.

Existing grant-holders whose work has been affected by the pandemic may apply for a review of the conditions or the timing of the grant, and may expect a sympathetic and flexible response from the Charity.

Grants to Individuals

The Individual Grants Programme remains open to applications from individuals in need living in our area of benefit.  All applications must be supported by a sponsor who is able to give full and committed support to the applicant throughout the process.  Full details of our individual grants programme can be found on the Applying for a Grant page.


The Earley Charity is a local grant-making charity serving Earley and east Reading. Its history goes back some 300 years.  We make grants to local individuals in need and to voluntary and community organisations which work in our area of benefit

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