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:
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:
Need more support? We can also help you with your programme design, contracting, reporting and more.
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Over £16m in total channelled to grassroots groups through SCN
*Responding to our 2021 annual survey – read our full Impact Report here
What’s the process?
What is Open Collective?
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.
Do we have to use Open Collective?
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.
If we use Open Collective, can our grantees use their accounts beyond our specific grant?
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.