Guidance

Apply for Sellafield Ltd grants and reusable equipment

If your organisation supports people in Copeland, Allerdale or Warrington you may be eligible to apply for a small grant or re-usable equipment donation.

Who we support

To be considered for a Sellafield Ltd grant or reusable equipment donation you must be applying on behalf of a social enterprise, voluntary group or community group local to our sites and offices. Sellafield Ltd has a strong preference to work with local rather than national organisations aiming to support and strengthen the communities and boroughs close to our sites.

Boroughs eligible for funding are:

  • Copeland
  • Allerdale
  • Warrington

Projects we support

We fund grants of up to a maximum of £5,000 to enable social enterprises, voluntary groups and community groups do something they otherwise could not afford to do. Priority will be given to projects that aim to support sustainable activities which will create self-reliance and independence.

Preferred project aims:

  • To support the needs of children in our communities
  • To support young people in their development in education and skills
  • To make a positive difference in our most vulnerable neighbourhoods
  • To improve well-being in our communities

How applications are considered

We have a charity committee who meet regularly to review applications and award grants and reusable equipment donations. The final decision will be at the Company’s discretion.

Funding exclusions

Sellafield Ltd will not provide grants to support the following:

  • General running costs including staff costs
  • Continuation of existing on-going work (unless agreed by exception)
  • Sponsorship of events or activities
  • Religious or political gains
  • Commercial sponsorship, individuals, third party advertising or political campaigning
  • Overseas travel
  • Animal welfare
  • Sports team sponsorship
  • Statutory services
  • Projects for the benefit of an individual

Examples of reusable equipment:

  • Filing cabinets
  • Desks
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Cupboards
  • Flood lights

Some items are excluded including: IT and electrical equipment, for further clarification email Sellafield.social.impact.team@sellafieldsites.com

When to apply

You can apply for a grant or reusable equipment donation at any time but requests will only be considered during committee meetings. You can expect a decision within 8 weeks of your application.

How to apply

Application for Sellafield Ltd grants - Application for Sellafield Ltd grants (MS Word Document, 58.5KB)

Application for Sellafield Ltd reusable equipment - Application for Sellafield Ltd reusable equipment (MS Word Document, 52.5KB)

Next steps

If you are successful, grants will be issued in the form of either a Charity Voucher or Bacs transfer. Charity Vouchers will be posted once the correct delivery address has been confirmed. Bacs transfer will be made once the correct bank account details have been confirmed. Collection or delivery of reusable equipment donations will be agreed by telephone.

You may also be contacted by Sellafield Ltd to provide a progress update and to participate in promotional opportunities.

Published 4 August 2017