Please check our eligibility criteria here to ensure your organisation meets our guidelines.
If you do not meet our eligibility criteria, unfortunately we will be unable to accept or process your application.
The Arnold Clark Community Fund aims to help organisations and initiatives which will directly benefit their local community. This may mean your project or organisation may be not eligible for the Community Fund.
However, our Community team may be able to offer help in other ways. Please click here to find out more.
No, we encourage charities and local community groups to apply to us directly. If you know of an organisation that would benefit, please forward these details to them and ask them to apply themselves.
You can only apply once per year for Our Community Support funding and once every six months for the Cost of living fund, as this helps us manage applications more efficiently.
If you have previously applied to the Community Fund during our COVID-19 or winter edition, you are still able to apply again. Please only send in one application per organisation, and please check your eligibility here.
No, we are only able to accept applications from registered charities or local community groups.
You can read all the Arnold Clark Community Fund terms and conditions here.
When applications reopen, just select whether you are a UK-registered charity or a local community group and fill in the application form.
Please also check our eligibility criteria.
Applications are currently closed, we aim to reopen applications in early 2024.
Funding will continue on a rolling monthly basis. However, we'd recommend you apply as early as you can once the fund is open, as applications could be paused due to high demand.
Email us at email@example.com.
We’ll send you an email to confirm that we have received your application.
If your application is successful, we’ll email you to confirm. Applications will be granted on a weekly basis.
Don’t worry if you haven’t heard from us yet, we are working through applications as quickly as we can. We will email you with the outcome of your application whether you are successful or not. Please check your spam or junk email folders regularly.
We are really sorry you have waited longer than anticipated; please know we are aiming to let everyone know the outcome of their application within 4 weeks of applying. If you have waited longer than this, please get in touch.
We will only contact you via email, which will come from this email address – firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of our emails will also contain the Community Fund logo and branding, including our signature pink colour!
We ensure that all information and documents you provide us with will be processed and held securely.
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 to send us supporting documents. We aim to make the payment within two 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.
We are unable to pay into an individual’s bank account. Please email email@example.com to make them aware and the team will help you with a solution.
Try to reduce the file size of your supporting evidence and/or try using a different web browser – this should fix the issue.
No, please use the secure link provided in your successful email. If you are having problems uploading your documents, please reduce the size of these files and/or try a different browser and then submit.
No receipts need to be submitted to Arnold Clark to prove what you have spent the money on, however, we will be in touch in due course after your donation with a survey to find out how your organisation benefited from this funding.
We ask that you wait 14 days after you submit your form for any money to reach your account. We are working with our Accounts department to try and get your funding to you as fast as we can.