We have significantly re-structured our grant application process for 2017. Please read all sections of this page carefully to see if your charity is eligible.

What We Fund

2017

Music and the Arts

The Elderly

2018

Medical

Community

2019

Children and Young People

In all cases, priority is given to projects focussing on:

  • homelessness

  • domestic abuse

  • prisoners/offenders

  • training and education

  • counselling and support

  • activities for those who have limited access or opportunities

 In 2017, we are introducing four rounds of grant applications.

Charities with an annual operating income up to a maximum of £1,000,000 and minimum  £50,000 will be able to apply for a grant of £1000.

Charities with an annual income above £1,000,000 will not be eligible to apply for this grant.

Charities with an annual income of over £500,000 will be able to apply for a grant of £5,000.

 Charities with an annual income below £500,000 will not be eligible to apply for this grant.

Charities with an annual income between £500,000 and £1,000,000 can apply for EITHER a £1000 grant OR a £5000 grant – you can choose which to apply for, but you cannot apply for both.

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Charities can apply ONLY ONCE in any calendar year, so please choose the grant round that is best for your project.

Grant Round 1: 1st-28th February

Grant: £1,000

Category: Elderly

Eligibility: charities with operational income of minimum £50,000 and maximum £1,000,000.


Grant Round 2: 1st April-31st May

Grant: £5,000

Category: Music and the Arts

Eligibility: charities with operational income of minimum £500.000


Grant Round 3: 1st-31st July

Grant: £1,000

Category: Music and the Arts

Eligibility: charities with operational income of minimum £50,000 and maximum £1,000,000


Grant Round 4: 1st September-31st October

Grant: £5,000

Category: Elderly

Eligibility: charities with operational income of minimum £500,000

If you are eligible for any of the four grant rounds, and you are a registered charity, please complete an online application:

How to Apply


We only award grants to organisations registered with the Charity Commission (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) or OSCR, or exempt from registration.

As well as having priorities that we do support, we also have activities and organisations that we do not support.

What We Don't Fund

Please read this list carefully.

We choose to minimise our administration costs, so will no longer reply to applications that clearly fit in to one of these categories.

Overseas projects

Capital appeals, including equipment

Schools, including activities

Village Halls

Minibuses or other Vehicles

Shopmobility

Charities involved with religion (including repair of Church fabric)

Charities involved with animals (welfare and conservation)

Individuals, including individuals embarking on a trip overseas with a charitable organisation

Students

Scouts, Guides, Cubs, Brownies

Sea Cadets

Holidays, including respite holidays

Individual hospices (national organisations can apply)

Please do not submit an application if your charity or particular project falls within any of these categories.

For further information about what we fund, please look at the answers on our Frequently Asked Questions page:

FAQs