The Trust funds the running costs of registered charities that reflects its grant making policy and focus.

  • Elderly people
  • Children and young people aged 5 - 25
  • People with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental health challenges
  • Social welfare – people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin (such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, offending)
  • Education and learning (with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children)
  • Work that is unattractive to the general public or unpopular with other funders
  • Services that help to improve the lives of marginalised, disadvantaged or isolated people
  • Applicants that can demonstrate an effective use of volunteers
  • Charities that seek to be preventive and aim to change opinion and behaviour through raising awareness of issues, education and campaigning
  • Applicants that can demonstrate (where feasible) an element of self-sustainability by charging subscriptions/fees to service users

Your  applications must address at least two of the above priority work areas.

  • Grants are for a maximum of £3,000 per year
  • Funding for running costs is available for up to three years
  • Only grants for ongoing core funding are supported (costs associated with regular activities or services that have been ongoing for at least a year).
  • Registered charities must have been formally established for a minimum of three years (newly registered charities may apply but the organisation must have appointed a management committee and adopted a governing document for at least 3 years). 
  • Your annual expenditure must be less than £40,000
  • Decision time can take up to 5 months from the date of submitting your application

For more information and to apply please visit the Trust website

Deadline: rolling programme