The Fund is targeted at small to medium-sized charities with an income of less than £300,000 where small grants can have more impact.
The Trust will consider applications for core costs which will achieve a positive impact in at least one of the following areas:
- Arts outreach work by local groups involving disadvantaged people;
- Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour and in particular organisations that work to discourage individuals getting involved in gangs or violent behaviour;
- Disability projects, which can include rehabilitation and training for people who are either physically or learning disabled as well as charities supporting mental health issues, particularly where it relates to other priority areas;
- Disadvantaged women and their children, covering refuges and domestic violence shelters and groups;
- Disadvantaged families including parenting support;
- Prisoners and ex-offenders and specifically projects that help the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders as well as requests to help prisoners’ families;
- Projects that promote integration and community cohesion particularly amongst minority groups, refugees and traveller communities.
smaller grants of under £3,000 and larger grants of over £3,000.
- The Trust favours small-scale, locally based initiatives and most grants are only for one year.
- As well as registered charities the Trust will consider funding Charity Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) and Community Interest Companies (CICs).
- You should provide your approved budget for the year or a set of management accounts in headline form only.
- You should also attach your child protection, safeguarding and/or vulnerable adults’ policy along with your application.
- The Trust will not fund an organisation that has more than six months running costs in its unrestricted reserves.
For more information and to apply please visit the Trust website
Deadline: 31 July 2020.