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Can Zipper Help You?

We want to give. We have just a few conditions of eligibility. Before you apply for a life changing grant, have a read of the below criteria and the full terms & conditions at the bottom of the page.


Charitable projects run by a small UK charity.
Must be a UK registered charity that needs funding to do work for these 5 causes: Animal Welfare, Ocean Protection, Rainforest Protection, Child Welfare, Medical Research.
The charity must have yearly income under £500,000.
The charity must have an active social media account.
The scoped work in the project brief must be completed by october.
Projects must provide at least 3 updates on their project throughout the year.


Grantmaking organisations.
Umbrella organisations.
Charities or NG0s not registered in the UK.
Charities through a 3rd party.
Employee salaries.
Funding for places of worship unless they are used for a wider community use, such as an adjoining church hall or a clearly defined community area.

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Full Terms & Conditions

1.1 These terms and conditions shall govern the awarding of grants, and applications for grants made through this website, or via email.

2.1 In these terms and conditions any reference to “we” or 2us" or "our" or "The Trust" or "Zipper Foundation" is a reference to Pangaea Laboratories Ltd., and its successors, whose registered office is at 35 Ballards Lane, Finchley, London N3 1XW and any reference in these terms and conditions to "you" or "your" or “yours” or ”yourself” or ”yourselves” means you, the charity and includes your employees and those acting for you. Any reference to the "project" means the project that you intend to use the grant for, as set in out application form and any supporting documents.

3.1 You will use the grant for:
i. the project as detailed in the application submitted to us
ii. the purpose as detailed under Purpose of the Grant in the application form, and
iii. the expenditure as detailed in the approved budgeteligibility
iv. the project will end during the timeframe as detailed in the project deadline

3.2 You will make sure that all current members of your executive team, and all future members appointed during the period of the Grant receive a copy of the Grant Agreement.

3.3 We acknowledge that we are responsible for up-front payment of all grant-related costs and that the grant will be paid only on satisfactory completion of the works and submission of the relevant accounts and invoices.

3.4 We understand that under exceptional circumstances The Trustees may provide a limited number of interim payments against work in progress but that these are made at your discretion.

3.5 You will submit supporting claims once the project is complete, identifying the cost of individual grant eligible items separately.

3.6 You will acknowledge in writing receipt of payment of the Grant.

4.1 We will obtain your written agreement before making any change to the project.

4.2 You agree to make satisfactory progress with the project in accordance with any timetable set out in your application form and supporting documents and to complete it within the elected timeframe.

4.3 You will not use the Grant to pay for any spending commitments you have made before the date of the Letter of Offer.

4.4 If the cost of the project decreases, you will decrease the amount of the grant by the appropriate share of the project budget we submitted to you.

4.5 You will tell The Trust of any other offer of funding for the project from anyone else at any time during the project.

4.6 You hereby consent to any publicity about the grant and the project as we may from time to time require. You can carry out any forms of publicity and marketing to promote the award of the Grant as you see fit. We will endeavour to do whatever you reasonably require in order to assist with any form of publicity and marketing, including any press or media related activities, but make no commitment in this document.

4.7 In our management of all personal information we will meet the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. We will tell you immediately if any of our key contacts change.

4.8 We agree to meet all laws regulating the way we operate, the work we carry out, the staff we employ or the goods we buy. We will ensure that we have an equal opportunities policy and if your project involves work with children, young people or other vulnerable groups we will also have a protection policy to help us comply with all relevant laws and good practice throughout the period of the Grant Agreement. We will obtain all approvals and licences and any profile checks required by law or by you.

5.1 We acknowledge that the Grant is not consideration for any taxable supply for VAT purposes by you to us. Our obligation does not extend to paying you any amounts in respect of VAT in addition to the Grant and that the Grant made by us is inclusive of VAT.

6.1 You will report to us on the progress of the project a minimum of three times throughout the course of the project, or the project timeline as set out in the project agreement.

6.2 You will tell The Trust immediately in writing of anything that significantly delays, threatens or makes unlikely the project’s completion.

6.3 We will tell you immediately if there is to be any variation to or decrease in the project outcomes.

6.4 You agree to post about the project on your social media account through either Instagram or Facebook, and making reference to The Trust in the post a minimum of two times throughout the project.

7.1 You accept that we may demand repayment of all or part of the Grant and/or cancel any unpaid part of the Grant at our absolute discretion in any of the following circumstances if:

i. any term or condition to which the Grant is subject is not complied with or is contravened; or
ii. you do not notify us immediately in writing of any changes to the project.
iii. you fail to meet any of these terms and conditions, or the terms and conditions attached to any other grants from you for which a grant agreement is still in force.
iv. you completed the application form dishonestly or significantly incorrectly or misleadingly.
v. you or any other person or organisation operating for you gave us any significantly misleading or inaccurate information, whether deliberate or accidental, during the application process, or during the period of the grant agreement.
vi. your organisation, members of your governing body, employees or volunteers are subject to an investigation or formal enquiry by the Police, the Charity Commission, HM Revenue and Customs, or other regulatory body.
vii. we receive duplicate funding from any other source for the same or any part of the project.
viii. you do not take positive steps to ensure equal opportunities in your own practices and the delivery of and access to your services.
iv. we are or become legally ineligible to give the Grant.