The Rank Foundation has a vital role in developing communities and inspiring leadership. Together with the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, they invite community organisations (with at least two signatories on the bank account) to make an application for funding to increase community capital. These include:
- hosting an event or activity
- purchasing new equipment or materials
- setting up a pilot project or starting up a new group
- expenses for volunteers, pay for workers and professional fees
- transport costs
They estimate that each grant will be in the region of £500. Grants will be approved by a local decision-making panel who meet quarterly. They are currently accepting applications for the September meeting.