The Gunners Fund aims to support local projects and good causes in the boroughs of Islington, Camden and Hackney by offering smaller grants of up to £2,500 that can make a big difference to local projects and good causes.
One of the first projects to have been supported by the Fund is Friends of Gillespie Park, located just a stone’s throw away from Emirates Stadium. Each summer, the friends of the park host the Gillespie Festival which has been running for 26 years and which is attended by approximately 2,500 people from the local community. The Arsenal Foundation will support the 2013 festival by contributing to the event’s running costs.
In line with the with the overall objectives of The Arsenal Foundation, priority for projects is given to the following areas of need:
• Education (including academic, social, physical education, skills training and community engagement);
• Sports capable of improving health;
• Sickness and the relief of suffering;
• Poverty; and
• Individual misfortune
The Gunners Fund Committee, which is made up of Arsenal staff and supporters regularly meets to assess applications and provide feedback and recommendations to the trustees of The Arsenal Foundation on potential grants.
If you would like to find out more about how you can apply for a grant, please click on the following grant making and application guidelines:
To submit an application, please complete the application template and email it to email@example.com. Alternatively, you can post an application to the following address:
The Gunners Fund
The Arsenal Foundation
75 Drayton Park
London, N5 1BU
Please note that, due to the volume of applications we receive for the Gunners Fund, The Arsenal Foundation is unable to respond to all applications. If you have not received a response within 2 months, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful.Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 14 Feb 2013