The Code defines voluntary and community sector organisations as "a non-governmental organisation which is value-driven and which principally reinvests its surpluses to further social, environmental or cultural objectives."
A voluntary or community organisation could potentially take a number of forms, from a very small charity or group of individuals with a turnover under £5,000, to a profit-making social enterprise or a large national charity.
Social enterprises are defined as "a business that trades for a social and/or environmental purpose and is a business which:
- aims to generate its income by selling goods and services, rather than through grants and donations
- is set up to specifically make a difference
- reinvests the profits it makes for the purpose of its social mission"
We have published the grants we have awarded to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations below.