Our grant making programme

We have a local and regional grants programme in place which operates across the UK and work hard to create and develop strong relationships with charities in the local community around our key locations. 

These are grant programmes around Birmingham Fareham, FarnboroughGloucestershire,  Glasgow, Leeds, and Swindon for which we welcome grant applications. 

Grants tend to range from £100 - £5,000 (depending on location) and help improve the quality of life for disadvantaged people. We fund a range of issues including supporting carers, special needs children, older people, people with disabilities, counselling, homeless people and many more.

In addition, we have smaller community programmes around our office locations in Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Croydon, London and Manchester, where we have multi year funding arrangements with small community or voluntary organisations which are not open for applications.

The last couple of years have seen the Trust mark the beginning of a more sustainable form of local grant-making, with multi-year funding charity partnerships now established by our key locations.  This is in direct response to a request from our charity partners for ongoing dependable funding. 

How we assess grant applications

Local Grant Giving Committees are made up of Zurich employee volunteers and supported by the Trust team. Grants are assessed using a consistent process involving analysis of applications, discussions and/or visits to the applicants and a committee discussion to reach a consensus.  Visit the 'Are you eligible?' page to see who can apply.   

Where we fund in the UK

Our key geographical areas of funding are around the main Zurich office locations.

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What we fund

We support organisations that help improve the quality of life for disadvantaged people. 

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Overseas grant programme

We also support community programmes overseas through our annual programme.

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Are you eligible?

Find out if you're eligible for a grant award from the Zurich Community Trust. 

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