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The NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund

Supporting community initiatives and charitable events

The NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund (CGF) was set up in 2005 to support community initiatives and charitable events, as well as to help boost staff fundraising initiatives.

In 2019, it helped 88 community groups and charities across the UK.

What you need to know before applying

Donations are limited to a maximum of £1,000. Ideally we like to fund something specific so we can measure the difference our donation has made – whether it’s purchasing an item of equipment or furniture, or something else that will help people over a long period of time.

We are most likely to approve funding requests which meet one or more of our four areas of interest: 

  • Connecting the community; reducing social isolation, providing opportunities, and encouraging resilience
  • Providing care and support to vulnerable members of our community
  • Relieving poverty; improving the health and wellbeing of our communities
  • Advancing education and experiences for young people

If you’d like to apply for a large donation for a rural cause, take a look at the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust.

Unfortunately, we're not able to fund:

  • Advertising 
  • Animal charities
  • Charities overseas
  • Political activity 
  • Our own products (i.e. insurance)
  • Religious organisations
  • Rent or property maintenance
  • Requests for charity sponsorship (apart from our staff members)
  • Retrospective requests
  • Sponsorship and fundraising for the benefit of an individual
  • Staffing costs
  • Travel expenses
  • Sponsorship of sports kits


How we make a difference

If your funding request is successful, we’d love to know about how it’s made a difference – please send us a supporting statement, and any photos you may have, and tell us about it.

We may show whatever you send us to our staff, and externally within our Responsible Business Report, website and media activities.    

When to submit an application

If a donation is requested for a specific date please note deadlines in our four rounds of applications for the year below to ensure you submit your application in time.

NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund: four application rounds for 2020

  Applications must be received by: Outcome confirmed by: For successful applications, payment processed by:
Round 1 31st March 2020 30th April 2020 30th April 2020
Round 2 30th June 2020 31st July 2020 31st July 2020
Round 3 30th September 2020 31st October 2020 31st October 2020
Round 4 1st December 2020 24th December 2020 24th December 2020

How to apply

Do you know a local charity or community group who could apply to our fund?

To apply, simply download and complete the application form available on this page and send it to doing_our_bit@nfumutual.co.uk. Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Team will try and let you know the outcome of your request within the timescales on the table above for our four rounds of applications across the year.