Acknowledging your grant.

Acknowledging your grant.

Publicising your award

Being awarded a grant for your project is great news for you and your local community. We want to work with groups to help get the word out about the amazing work and the difference it makes to people’s lives throughout the lifetime of your project.

Please make use of the following resources to acknowledge your grant funding.

Acknowledging your grant

One of the terms and conditions of your grant is that you should publicly acknowledge the Foundation’s support where possible.

When talking about your project, please mention who it is funded by at every opportunity (for example if you’ve been funded via The Peddimore Community Fund, please mention Peddimore).

Where possible please use the funder’s logo and Heart of England Community Foundation’s logo on any printed or online materials about your project, including:


  • Posters
  • Leaflets and flyers
  • Websites
  • Press releases
  • Reports

Social Media

If you can share videos, photos, case studies or other content from your organisation supporting local needs, this will greatly help us raise awareness of our work and how vital projects like yours are! We hope this will encourage current and potential donors to support their community.

You can do this by using social media, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, to get the word out throughout the lifetime of your project. For example you could let people know about the funding and when the project will launch, publicise upcoming events or share stories from some of the people you’ve supported.

Media coverage

Getting your local newspaper or radio station to publicise your project is a great way to reach people in your area. You could send a press release to your local media or call up directly with information about your project and ask who the best person is to speak to about it.

Local newspapers also love photos, and if you’re trying to get on local TV or radio then you’ll need to have someone available for interview who is either running the project or benefitting from the project.

Writing press releases

Press releases should set out why your project is important and the difference it will make to people’s lives and your local area. You can email your press release to local journalists, always remember to paste your press release into the body of an email (instead of an attachment), and put details of your announcement in the subject area and include your contact details.

Case studies

We’re always keen to hear about how your grant has supported your beneficiaries. We use case studies throughout our publications and marketing materials, including on our website and social media.

If you would like to send us a case study please include:

  • The person’s situation before they got involved in the project
  • How they found out about the project
  • What services or activities they took part in
  • The difference it has made to their lives

Please provide a photo if possible and ensure that you have consent from the person included for their story and photo to be used in materials available to the public. For support with writing your case study download our case study template.

Keep us updated

Please keep us informed of any publicity you generate, any key events or sessions you’ve got planned and any potential radio and television appearances; we can help to promote your work! We love featuring your stories so please use our #DoMoreLocal hashtag on social media if you’d like your updates to be featured!

You can keep us updated via email:

You can also connect with us on social media via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Youtube.

The following resources are to support the promotion of your grant.

If you require a logo from the funder of your grant (i.e Wesleyan, Solihull Council, Coventry Building Society, West Midlands Combined Authority) please contact

Other useful resources:

Marketing support

The following platforms enable you to draft and schedule several social media posts across several social media platforms.

If you need support with creating visual content for your social media, website and emails, Canva is a great tool to create infographics, posters, logos, presentations, documents, publications etc. –  and it’s free for not-for-profit organisations!

Extra support for your organisation

Make Good Grow are a platform set up to support local charities / community groups by matching good causes with skilled volunteers. Simply sign-up to the platform and register the project you need support with, this could be; bid writing, marketing support, website work, volunteers etc. and Make Good Grow will match it with a volunteer with the right skills to support your project.

*HoECF take no responsibility for the content of material referenced to other organisations outside of HoECF control