Small Grants Fund

Recognising the potential impact that London Luton airport has in the area funds are available to community groups/charities meeting the criteria.


Please leave up to 12 weeks between submitting your application and planning to run your project.

Retrospective funding cannot be granted.

Small Grants Fund

The fund will accept bids from community groups/charities whose work addresses the following key priorities:

1. Safer and Stronger Communities

2. Environment and Economic Development green spaces

3. Health and Wellbeing

4. Children and Young People

We hold panel meetings throughout the year at which applications will be considered (subject to available funds).

To download the full criteria please click HERE.

Follow this link to the Small Grants Application Form HERE.

Applications up to £10,000

Applicants to these funds can apply for up to £5,000 annually without match-funding, or up to £10,000* showing an ability to match via voluntary community commitment.

Applications under £1500– Fast Track Applications

BLCF is keen to ensure that applicants receive a quicker response for smaller applications to the Small Grants Fund, and therefore a system has been implemented for awards under £1500. When an application under £1500 is submitted, we aim to provide you with a response within 2-4 weeks as we understand that sometimes there is an urgency to your application. Groups seeking less than £1,500 and with a turnover of under £10,000 can apply. Please contact a member of the BLCF team to discuss on 01582 522422 prior to submitting an application.

For all Fast-track applications, you must email or phone the office to inform them that you would like your application to be considered under the Fast Track scheme.