The Trust funds charities whose activities involve all or most family members, where possible, in initiatives that seek to tackle problems facing one or more of its members.
Charitable activities funded have included early intervention, mediation, prison services and services for families affected by sexual abuse, physical abuse and domestic violence, among others.
Grants are generally up to £5,000 – though trustees will consider requests for higher amounts. The Trust is happy to fund charities’ core costs and encourage applications from relatively new charities for help. It is interested in the following three areas of activity:
- Interventions that support families and help them in ways that prevent the fracture of the family unit, eg practical family support, relationship counselling, mediation
- Families where sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, alcohol abuse and drug abuse threaten the integrity of the family unit
- Prisoners and in particular their families, during and after the period of imprisonment
The trust prefers to support charities whose income is below £500,000, however, larger charities with pioneering pilot projects will be considered.
Both capital and revenue grants will be considered, as well as core funding and project-based grants.
For more information on how to apply, click here
Deadline: 1 March 2020