Who Can Apply

To apply for a community grant your project must be in an area affected by our operations or activities – but your organisation may be based elsewhere.

We welcome applications from registered charities, social enterprises and non-profit organisations.

In addition, all organisations must have:

  • A bank account in the name of the organisation with at least two signatures who are unrelated
  • A constitution (if not a registered charity)
  • A management committee with a minimum of three people who are unrelated
  • Accounts for the most recent financial year or a financial projection if it’s a new organisation (we will only fund organisations that are financially solvent)

Applying more than once:

Organisations can only receive one grant each year.

We will consider a further award in subsequent years, provided we have received your end of grant monitoring form and you still meet the criteria.

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.