Local Grants: 5 things you can do to support local grants

DSC encourages commissioners to consider the huge benefits of funding charities through grant funding, and we aim to give the necessary tools to charities and the public to argue for this when meeting commissioners.

DSC was a leading partner in the Local Grants Forum, a partnership of national organisations formed in 2007 to promote grant giving. From this, our ‘Grants for Good’ campaign emerged and we continue to make the case for the huge benefits of grants, as opposed to other methods, for local third sector organisations and community groups.

Here are five things you can do to promote local grants, and eight reasons why grants beat contracts, hands down.