The Community Grants scheme is provided and administered by the WHSmith Trust, an independent registered charity.
The funding for this scheme has been generated from the introduction of compulsory single-use carrier bag levies by the Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish and English governments. The Trust repurposes the proceeds from the compulsory carrier bag levies to charitable causes that support the community.
The maximum grant available is £500.
There are two application periods each year: 1 October to 31 March and 1 April to 30 September.