Community Grant Programme

Due to the very nature of what we do – connecting people to the energy we all use – National Grid is at the heart of communities and each year we make a significant charitable investment in the UK.

National Grid’s Community Grant Programme is aimed at community organisations and charities in areas where National Grid’s work is impacting on local people through our operations and site activities.

We fund projects run by charities and community groups that meet local community needs by providing a range of social, economic and environmental benefits that are impacted by National Grid and its operations.

If your project meets our criteria you can apply for a grant of up to £20,000*.

Please note that National Grid’s Gas Distribution business is no longer part of the National Grid Group.  Cadent, the new name for National Grid Gas Distribution, is now an independent company, owed by a consortium of investors.  Any requests for grants which are linked to Cadent’s operations will, unfortunately, no longer be funded by National Grid.

*Community projects that are directly linked to National Grid’s major projects can apply for a grant of up to £20,000.  Any other community projects outside of this can apply for a maximum grant of up to £10,000.  All applicants must clearly demonstrate in their application that they are impacted by National Grid’s operations in order to meet the criteria for a community grant.

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