Arnold Clark Community Fund

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria

Applications to The Arnold Clark Community Fund are only eligible if people and communities in the UK are the primary focus of investment and if they’re made by organisations that are incorporated in the UK. The funding must also provide immediate relief for the organisation as we cannot commit to providing funding for a future date. 

If you’re applying for multiple projects, please enter a unique email address for each project.

We can accept applications from:

  • UK-registered charities
  • Local community groups
  • Social enterprises
  • Community interest companies
  • Groups of organisations that are community or voluntary led
  • Charitable incorporated organisations

We cannot accept applications from:

  • Individuals
  • Sole traders
  • Organisations operating outside the UK, even if they are registered in the UK.
  • Anyone applying on behalf of an organisation
  • Organisations which generate profits for private distribution
  • Schools, nurseries, colleges (unless this immediately impacts the wider community)

The Arnold Clark Community Fund will not fund projects relating to:

  • Organisations that are asking for funding for private gain.
  • Religious activity (unless this immediately impacts the wider community)
  • Projects that benefit an individual rather than the wider community.
  • Political activities
  • Loan repayments
Please note:

Arnold Clark will not pay into an individual’s bank account. This must be in the name of the organisation applying for funding. Please do not apply to the Arnold Clark Community Fund unless you have an active bank account set up in your organisation’s name.

Not eligible for the Arnold Clark Community Fund? Our Community team may be able to offer help in other ways. Please click here to find out more.