We are changing our priorities from 2021, and will no longer continue our three-year rolling programme.

We will focus on a single category per year, and will publish details of this category at least a year in advance.


All grants we award are now subject to our Terms and Conditions – please read these before applying.  If you would like a hard copy, please email.

What We Fund

2019

Children and Young People

Please note that Grant Round 1 and Grant Round 2 relate specifically to Children, and Grant Round 3 and Grant Round 4 related specifically to Young People.

2020

Music and the Arts

Elderly

2021

Homelessness

Refugees and Asylum Seekers

In 2019, priority is given to projects focussing on:

  • child exploitation

  • mentoring and support

  • clubs and activities

We will prioritise awarding grants to projects that address mental health.

 We have four rounds of grant applications every year.

Charities with a minimum operating income of £100,000 and a maximum operating income of £1,000,000 can apply for a grant of £1,000.

Charities with a minimum operating income of £1,000,000 can apply for a grant of £5,000.

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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: Children aged 0 – 11

Eligibility: minimum operating income of £100,000 and maximum operating income of £1,000,000.


Grant Round 2:
1st April -30th April

Grant: £5,000

Category: Children aged 0 – 11

Eligibility: minimum operating income of £1,000,000 – no maximum income level.


Grant Round 3:
1st – 31st July

Grant: £1,000

Category: Young People aged 11-25

Eligibility: minimum operating income of £100,000 and maximum operating income of £1,000,000.


Grant Round 4:
1st – 30th September

Grant: £5,000

Category: Young People aged 11-25

Eligibility: minimum operating income of £1,000,000 – no maximum income level.

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