The Matthew Good Foundation invites local charities, voluntary groups or social enterprises with an average annual income of less than £50,000 to apply for funding.

What are the Grants for Good?

£10,000 will be shared every three months between 5 shortlisted projects that have a positive impact on communities, people or the environment.

Since 2011, the Matthew Good Foundation has empowered employees of the John Good Group to support many good causes in the UK and around the world by nominating good causes for funding. However, in 2021, it aims to extend its impact and allow small charities, community projects and social entrepreneurs to get in touch directly.

Charities and projects are welcome to apply all year round, and your application will be considered in the next funding round. Funding will be awarded every three months, in April, July, October and January, with an application deadline of the 15th of the month before. Eg. for the April round, applications will close on 15th March.

Who can apply?

Your application must be on behalf of a local community group, charity, voluntary group or social enterprise that has a positive impact on communities, people or the environment and has an average income of less than £50,000 in the last 12 months. Organisations/groups do not need to be a registered charity, however, you will need to have a bank account in your organisation’s/project’s name such as a community bank account.

How to apply

Fill in the online application form on the Matthew Good Foundation’s website. You’ll need a reference from someone not involved in the project, but with enough knowledge of what you do to support your application.


If you’re having any problems applying using the online form, please email [email protected].