Funding is available for projects that help families and young people and that aim to improve the life chances of the beneficiaries. The Trust favours projects that promote community cohesion and the development of skills that will change the outlook and outcomes for the users. Organisations that promote volunteering and involve both past and present users in their operations or management are encouraged.
Grants of up to £3,000 are available. However, most grants are for £1,000 or less. The Trustees favour small-scale, locally based initiatives and most grants are only for one year.
The Trust only makes grants for core costs rather than specific projects. This includes:
- Staff salaries.
- General office costs.
- Accountancy and audit costs.
- Governance and compliance.
- Costs supporting the core programmes of the organisation.
Applications are currently being accepted with a deadline of 29 July 2022 (noon) for consideration in the Autumn.
An online application form is available to complete on the Trust’s website