How do I apply for funding?

The Foundation specifically looks to support programmes that have a positive impact on the lives of asylum seekers, older people and the homeless that tackle issues such as social exclusion, isolation, poverty, mental health and violence.

Applications can ask for funding or for volunteer support from Mears Group staff. The Foundation has access to thousands of property maintenance specialists, vans and warehouses.

Proposals for funding must be submitted by a Mears Group member of staff.

Funds must be spent via a UK registered charity or by Mears Foundation direct.

The Foundation will accept proposals for funding twice a year:

  • Round 1 - closing date: 30 March for approval end of May
  • Round 2 - closing date: 30 September for approval end of November

How does the Foundation decide to allocate a grant?

The Foundation will assess applications based on the application meeting the Charity’s objectives and consideration is given to:

  • the degree to which impact can be measured
  • the number of people who will benefit
  • a fair allocation of grants across geographic spread in the UK