grant distribution

Need a quicker, simpler way to get funds out to grassroots groups?

With our grant distribution service, you can hand your time-consuming financial processes and admin over to us.

We can help you:

Our fee

From 6% on all funds distributed (fees may be higher if extra support is needed or the programme is international). All fees include VAT.

In their words

Standard grant distribution

For a 6% fee, we’ll take care of:

Extra Support

Need more support? We can also help you with your programme design, contracting, reporting and more. 

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Our difference

Over £16m in total channelled to grassroots groups through SCN

87% of groups* said SCN has given them more peace of mind about their group’s finances
100% of funders* said SCN has enabled them to consider unincorporated, grassroots groups as potential grantees
80% of funders* said working with SCN has encouraged them to make deeper shifts to their funding policies or models

*Responding to our 2021 annual survey – read our full Impact Report here

Relevant FAQs

On average, our Grant Distribution service takes around 3–4 weeks to set up. Get in touch to explore your needs and see how we can support you.

Open Collective is a platform that allows you to collaboratively and transparently manage your funds. As a fiscal host, we license Open Collective and work together to hold funds on behalf of grassroots groups in a way that allows them to make all the decisions.

We strongly recommend using the Open Collective platform. It’s the quickest and easiest way to get money to grantees. We can distribute grants outside of the platform, but this may mean additional costs due to the extra admin involved.

In most cases, yes. If your grantees have created their own Open Collective account to receive your grant, they can keep using their account to receive and manage other funds. All funds received through the platform are automatically charged a 5% fee to cover admin costs.

Yes, we can. The set-up is different, though, so we’d need to talk you through the process first. Get in touch to find out how it works.