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Applying - Organisations

Who may apply

Only registered charities in the U.K. whose primary objectives are to assist one or more of the following groups:

We do not respond to organisations who do not meet the above criteria.

Type of grants offered

We have two programmes for organisations:

Large grants – one off payments for capital expenditure of approximately £2,000 and over (the majority of grants fall within the range of £2,000 to £5,000)

Preference is given to specific items of furniture and equipment (excluding office items) which the Charity can fund in their entirety.

Please bear in mind that the Trustees prefer to use the Charity’s funding to complete projects in order to maximise effectiveness and ensure grants are taken up as quickly as possible. This means that minibuses, building and refurbishment works are only considered in the final stage of the fundraising appeal. Please apply once you have a shortfall of £15,000 or less.

When to apply: Applications may be submitted at any time and will be considered at the next appropriate Board meeting. Applications for Small Grants are considered monthly.

How to apply: Please see below. You are welcome to telephone this office for advice and guidance at any stage of your application.

WHO the Charity will fund

The Charity will consider capital funding for the following projects and schemes:

  1. Disadvantaged/underprivileged young people (persons under 25)
    Supported housing schemes and educational and training projects to encourage disadvantaged young people who may be homeless and/or unemployed away from crime, substance/alcohol misuse and homelessness.

    Facilities for recreational activities and outdoor pursuits specifically for young people who are educationally or socially underprivileged or disadvantaged

  2. People with disabilities (physical or learning disabilities or mental health problems)
    Residential, respite care, occupational and recreational establishments for children, young people and adults with physical or learning disabilities or enduring mental health problems

  3. Older people (aged over 60)
    Day centres, nursing and residential homes, sheltered accommodation and respite care for the frail or sufferers from dementia or age related disorders

    Projects to encourage older people to maintain their independence.

What the Charity does NOT fund (These are some examples and the list is not exhaustive)





HOW TO APPLY

Large Grants (£2000 and over)

Please apply on your organisation's headed notepaper giving or attaching the following information. Summary outlining the amount you are requesting and what the funding is for.

Additional Information for Building/Refurbishment Appeals

Contribution towards purchase of minibuses

Minibuses can only be considered if used to transport older and/or disabled people with mobility problems. Please include the following details:

Small Grants (up to £500)

Please apply on your organisation's headed notepaper with the following information:

How we deal with LARGE GRANT applications

When do we ask for additional information and why?

We may telephone, email or write to you for further information if this is necessary to understand and assess your application fully. This does not mean that funding is guaranteed however all applications within the Charity’s criteria will be considered and the applicants notified of the decision, in due course.

If a grant is offered, when will payment be made?

Please note that we shall make the payment only to your organisation and not direct to the supplier.

Is there a time limit on offers?

We require all large grants to be taken up within 12 months of the date of approval to avoid funds being committed to projects that are unable to proceed or have been delayed for any reason. This helps us to release funds to support other causes. We would ask you to bear this in mind when applying so that offers do not lapse before you are in a position to proceed.

What are the requirements after the grant is paid?

We may ask you to provide a report after the grant is paid describing the outcome and what the project has achieved. This helps us to monitor the use of our funds. We may visit your organisation to evaluate the use of the grant.

Can organisations re-apply for a grant?

Yes, after 12 months of receiving a grant. Please allow at least one year from the date of payment before reapplying. If your application was not successful, you can re-apply after 12 months from the date of refusal.

While we shall always do our best to help, the Charity receives many more applications, for both large and small grants, than it can fund and some will regrettably be unsuccessful. Please note that the Charity’s decision is final.