Arnold Clark Community Fund

Eligibility Criteria


At this time, we are only accepting applications from organisations who deal with or address the following:

  • Food banks
  • Toy banks
  • Poverty relief
  • Housing and accommodation

If your organisation does not fall into the these above categories, unfortunately you are not eligible to apply at this time.

However, we may be able to offer help in other ways. Please visit our Community page for more information.

In addition to the above categories, you must also meet the following criteria in order to be eligible to apply.

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. Applications are also only eligible if they’re made by organisations that are incorporated in the UK.

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
  • 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.

Not eligible for the Community Fund Winter Edition? Please look here for alternative ways the team can help.