From 1st March 2021, the Arnold Clark Community Fund will be open to all UK registered charities and local community groups who need financial assistance due to the coronavirus pandemic.
At the end of each month, 500 applications will be granted.
If your application is unsuccessful one month, we’ll keep you in the draw, which will roll over to the following month.
It’s a devastating fact that due to COVID-19, one in ten UK charities are expected to file for bankruptcy (Pro Bono Economics, 2020).
So, as part of our commitment to give back to the communities in which we operate, we’ve created a fund to help registered UK charities and local community groups continue their important work during this challenging time.
Simply complete the application form by selecting one of the options below, telling us about your charity or community group and how we can help.
Please note that we’re only accepting applications directly from charities or local community groups and we will only accept one application per organisation.
Got questions about the Arnold Clark Community Fund? You can find all the answers, plus our terms and conditions, here.
It’s easy! Just click here and select whether you are a UK registered charity or a local community group, and fill in the application form.
Applications are open to registered UK charities and local community groups from 1st March 2021.
The final deadline for applications is 31st May 2021. However, if you apply early, this will increase your chances of receiving funding as winners are selected each month.
No, we encourage charities and local community groups to apply to us directly. If you know of an organisation that would benefit, please forward the details to them and ask them to apply themselves.
From 1st March 2021, at the end of every month, 500 applications will be granted. If your charity or local community group is unsuccessful one month, you’ll automatically be entered into the draw for the following month.
You can only apply once, as this helps us manage applications more efficiently.
We’ll send you an email to confirm that we have received your application.
A member of the Arnold Clark Community team will be in touch to let you know.
All payments will be made by BACS.
If your application is successful, we’ll contact you to let you know and ask you to confirm your banking details and send us supporting documents, we aim to make the payment within four weeks of receiving this information. Please note, this is only possible if the information is supplied to us by the stated deadline. If the information is supplied late, this will delay your payment. Please see terms and conditions for full details.
There’s no need to apply for a second time as your application will automatically be entered into the draw for the following month. This will continue for the duration of the campaign.
No, we are only accepting applications from UK registered charities and local community groups. However, school or nursery donation requests can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch if we are able to help.
If you have a UK registered charity number allocated by the fundraising regulator, please select the registered charity button and complete this form.
If you do not have a UK registered charity number allocated by the fundraising regulator, please select the ‘Local community group’ button and complete this form. Local community groups include: unregistered foodbanks, community support groups and youth clubs. If you are unsure, please contact email@example.com
It is important for you to complete the correct form to allow us to process your application in a timely manner.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can read all the Arnold Clark Community Fund terms and conditions here.