If your organisation is based within 25 miles of our office in Farnborough in Hampshire and works to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged people, we may be able to help you.  We are able to give small grants of up to £2,000 to small local charities.

Last year we gave out a total of 16 grants totalling £30,000 addressing a wide range of issues in the local community.

For a quick snapshot of some of the organisations we currently support through our Farnborough local grants programme, please take a look at our flyer
by clicking here or to the left. 



The application window for the Farnborough local grants programme for 2018 is now CLOSED

BEFORE completing the application form, please take the time to read through all the questions to make sure you have all the required details to hand.  It is not possible to save the form as you are completing it, so this is essential.

  •  Supporting documents - please ensure you have your latest Annual Report and Accounts (in Word, pdf or other email-able format) to submit along with the form - you will be prompted to email these at the end of the application process.   PLEASE NOTE, you will be unable to submit the form without attaching the supporting document(s). You may wish to complete your answers in a Word document and then copy and paste your answers to the online form, so that you are able to retain a copy for future reference.
  • Once you have completed the form please click on the 'Submit application' button at the bottom of the form to email this and the supporting documentation to the Zurich Community Trust team.  

When the grant window is open and you are ready to apply for a local Zurich Community Trust grant, a link will appear below that will take you to the application form.


We will communicate decisions to charities by 31 October 2018.For advice about the application process or to talk through your particular grant application, please contact Kerry Chambers on 07841 562892 or email kerry.chambers@zct.org.uk.

What we don't fund

If you are seeking support for a project on the list of exclusions below, please click on the link Suggestions for other sources of funds

  • Applications by an individual for any purpose or on behalf of an individual e.g. personal medical equipment, expeditions, exchanges, or study tours
  • Medical research
  • Statutory organisations including mainstream schools and hospitals - unless exclusively for a special needs group
  • Playgroups and mother and toddler groups - unless exclusively for special needs
  • Sports clubs, and Community clubs - unless exclusively for special needs or disadvantaged children
  • Scouts, Girl Guides, Cadets  and other similar organisations - unless exclusively for special needs or disadvantaged children
  • Animal welfare charities
  • Conservation or environmental projects - unless primarily involving disadvantaged people
  • Political organisations or those supporting military action.
  • Organisation that promote religious beliefs
  • Fundraising events and secondary grant giving including appeals or events for national charities
  • Advertising or sponsorship connected with charitable activities.


We run a number of programmes to enable employees to share their time and/or business skills with their local community.  All bring tremendous benefits to the voluntary organisations and the people they work with. We may be able to help you too.

Listed below are some of the things we do:

  • Annual Challenge - mainly practical one-off projects, which teams of staff can take up. For example, decorating, DIY, day trips or gardening.
  • Skillshare - short term projects, taking typically 10 hours, and where staff share their business skills in areas such as marketing, HR, finance and IT.
  • Need Trustees? - we encourage staff to take up these positions in our Zurich Cares programmes. Also, to take up positions as school governors in special needs schools or schools in disadvantaged areas.

Contact Kerry Chambers on 07841 562892 or email kerry.chambers@uk.zurich.com about requests for funding or volunteering and we may be able to help.