Funders with disability amongst their priorities

Funders with disability amongst their priorities.

In this section:

 

Grants over £10k

Axis Foundation
www.axisfoundation.org

This is the charitable arm of Axis. Each year, the company donates a percentage of its profit, via the Axis Foundation, into charitable and community-based projects in the areas it operates, including London.

They will fund both community projects and individuals within these areas. They offer grants up to £100K, and are willing to consider funding anything that helps improve the lives of underprivileged, vulnerable or Disabled people, including research, education, community projects and equipment.

Applications welcome throughout the year.

 

Childwick Trust
http://www.childwicktrust.org/

Priorities include disability, mental health, severe illness, all age ranges. Give funds for services and equipment. Give grants from £5-30,000.

 

City Bridge Trust Bridging Divides
https://www.citybridgetrust.org.uk/what-we-do/grant-making/

City Bridge Trust are funding three strands of work: Connecting the Capital; Positive Transitions; Advice and Support. It is worth looking at all of these strands. In all strands, their priorities include supporting Londoners facing inequality and disadvantage

 

The Drapers’ Charitable Fund
http://www.thedrapers.co.uk/Charities/Grant-making-trusts/The-Drapers-Charitable-Fund.aspx

Award grants of up to £15,000 (although larger ones have been given), to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities through education and social welfare, particularly in Greater London, with Disability as one of their priorities. Their focus is on adults with less less visible impairments (including sensory impairment, mental health and learning difficulties); they do not services for people with physical impairments or medical conditions, or children’s services. Priority is given to charities operating nationally or regionally rather than locally.

The awards committee meets five times a year and applications are accepted throughout the year.

 

DM Thomas Foundation for Young People
https://dmthomasfoundation.org/what-we-do/grants/

The DMT Foundation accepts applications for its Central Grants Scheme from registered charities in the UK. Applications working in the area of education or health with one of their chosen focus groups will be considered. These include; Disabled children and young people; children and young people who are in hospital and children and young people who require palliative care.

Applications for grants over £10,000 are considered by their Trustees quarterly.

 

The Edward Gostling Foundation
https://www.edwardgostlingfoundation.org.uk/

The foundation believes disabled people should have the same choices, quality of life opportunities and aspirations as others. They fund under 4 themes of health and wellbeing (which includes advice and information), independent living at home; breaks for carers; and transition (including training, development and employment support).
They have a small grants programme under 10K and large grants programme up to £100K. Applications welcome throughout the year.

 

Feminist Review Trust
http://www.feminist-review-trust.com

Grants of up to £15K made to projects that support women, with Disabled women and girls as a priority. Funding is available to help with training and development projects, one-off events, start up activities and core funding.

There are three funding rounds each year for 2017 and 2018, with applications for each round to be received by the end of January, April and September.

 

First Utility Foundation
http://www.first-utility-foundation.org.uk/

The First Utility Foundation is a charitable trust funded and created by First Utility, the UK’s largest independent energy supplier. It supports projects that make a genuine difference to the lives of families and individuals across the UK by awarding grants to charitable schemes that can deliver real improvements to people’s quality of life. It specifically supports projects that improve the lives of Disabled people, older people and families. To be eligible for funding, charities must preferably have a turnover of between £50k and £5m. Their ‘Flagship’ grant programme which contributes to specific initiatives and project provides grants of up to £20,000 per year. See website for more details.

 

Garfield Weston
http://www.garfieldweston.org

The Foundation supports organisations of all sizes, where need is greatest. Some of the priority areas are arts, education, youth, community, environment, health and welfare and the trustees are particularly keen to see applications from charities in the Welfare, Youth and Community sectors and also in regions of economic disadvantage. Projects supporting Disabled people have been funded through their welfare and health strands
The common theme in charities is that they are meeting a need effectively with clear outcomes and benefits, good leadership, sensible business plans and a commitment to excellence.

 

The Henry Smith Charity
http://www.henrysmithcharity.org.uk

Distributes around £28 million a year in grant programmes designed to reduce social and economic disadvantage in the UK. They will support charities and not-for-profit organisations, including social enterprises that are based and working in the UK, and often fund projects that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or simply not available. All awards must work towards one or more of their key values: increasing resilience, creating opportunities and life chances, and empowering communities.

There are three programmes of grant from which to apply:

Improving Lives – Grants of £20-60K per year over one to three years for small and medium sized organisations (£50K to £2m) to support running costs, salaries and projects.

Strengthening Communities – Grants for small community-based organisations (£20-500K), working within the 10% most deprived areas of the UK. Awards of £20-60K per year over one to three years can support running costs (including salaries), project costs and small capital costs.

Holiday Grants for Children – One-off short grants of £500 – £2,500 towards recreational trips and holidays for groups of children aged 13 and under who are disabled or disadvantaged, with priority given to the 20% most deprived areas in the UK.

These are all ongoing funding streams with no deadlines.

 

John Ellerman Foundation
http://ellerman.org.uk/

We aim to advance the wellbeing of people, society and the natural world by focusing on the arts, environment and social action. We believe these areas, both separately and together, can make an important contribution to wellbeing. Under the Social Action strand, we aim to help create a society where all can thrive, by supporting organisations which work to create positive changes in practice, systems and institutions. Interested in work which improves systems and institutions through policy, advocacy and campaigning, and actively involves those with personal experience of the issue tackled. They tend to fund small to medium sized organisations with a national reach. Organisations much have income between £100,000 and £10million. Grants for their social action strand are about £30-40K per year for up to 3 years.

 

Lankelly Chase
http://www.lankellychase.org.uk

Will fund projects addressing severe and multiple disadvantage (so won’t fund projects focusing only on disability, but check with them further if you have a project you think may be eligible).

 

Leathersellers Company
http://www.leathersellers.co.uk/

Have a small and large grants programme. Priorities include disability. They will fund specific projects but will also give multi-year unrestricted awards for core costs.

 

The Livery and Freemen Fund
www.merchant-taylors.co.uk/livery-freeman-fund-2/

The LFF is the grant-awarding arm of the Merchant Taylors’ Company, incorporating Consolidated Charities for the Infirm (CCI), which has physical or sensory disabilities and mental health as priorities. They support registered charities for up to three years, with preference given to work in Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Hackney. They will not fund medical research, core funding or building costs, but applications for seed funding are particularly welcome. Preference is given to funding discrete projects with defined outcomes. They fund usually about 4 nominated charities at a time, giving smaller donations to others.

 

Lloyds Bank Foundation
www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/

We fund work which helps people aged 17+ overcome complex social issues. We provide long-term funding for charities with a proven track record of helping people achieve positive change through deep, person centred and holistic support. We understand that sometimes the most life-changing charities may not always look perfect on paper, and we’re not afraid to take risks where we see great potential.The Foundation’s programmes offer the following support:
Invest – providing long term funding of core costs and delivery. Grants of between £30-£100,000 across three years.
Enable – providing funding for smaller, shorter grants for charities with a clear development need. Grants up to a total of £15,000 are awarded for a maximum of two years.

London Catalyst
http://www.londoncatalyst.org.uk/

Large grants (3-20K) for organisations with income up to £1million. Priorities include disability and they like user led organisations

National Lottery Community Fund – Reaching Communities
https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/reaching-communities-england

Reaching Communities make grants of over £10,000 in England, supporting organisations with great ideas that enable communities to thrive. Funding priorities are to:
• bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities
• improve the places and spaces that matter to communities
• enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.

Grants are awarded for up to five years, for project activities, operating costs, organisational development and capital costs. Through all our funding, we’re interested in supporting organisations that are:
• people led – meaningfully involving the people you’re working with in the development and delivery of your activity
• strengths based – making the most of the skills that already exist in communities
• connected – understanding what other relevant organisations are doing and developing good working relationships.

People’s Health Trust
http://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk

Funding between £5 and £25,000 for projects tacking health inequalities (organizations with income less than £350K). They focus on different geographical areas at different times, so check their map to see if they are funding your area currently.

 

People’s Postcode Trust
http://www.postcodetrust.org.uk/applying-for-a-grant

People’s Postcode Trust funds projects in Great Britain of up to 12 months in length, with grants up to £20K (Unregistered organisations can apply for small grants under £2K). Projects are programmes of work which are limited in scope and seek to achieve particular outcomes focused on one of the funds priorities. These priorities don’t specifically include disability but do include promoting human rights, combatting discrimination and preventing poverty. There are 2 funding rounds per year-see website for dates.

 

The Rayne Foundation
www.raynefoundation.org.uk

The Rayne Foundation makes grants to not-for-profit organisations across the UK tackling a variety of social issues. We will consider applications in the fields of arts, health and wellbeing, education in its widest sense, and those that cover social issues. Our focus is to connect communities, building bridges between marginalised groups and mainstream society, and to enable individuals to reach their full potential. Within these broad criteria, we have a number of areas of special interest:

  • Young people’s improved mental health;
  • Arts as a tool to achieve social change;
  • Improved quality of life for carers and for older people.
    We particularly welcome applications addressing these issues but will consider applications in other subjects which meet our broader criteria. We favour organisations and projects which could change the way issues are tackled in our society and which could have lessons for others beyond the funded organisation. The organisations we fund will be experts in their field. The organisations we fund will be able to explain why they believe their activities will lead to positive change for users and how they will gather evidence to demonstrate this. We want to see that funded organisations are well governed and managed, that they have good finance and risk management systems, and that they have the necessary skills and expertise to deliver their objectives. We prefer to fund work which brings clear and direct benefits to vulnerable and disadvantaged people. This means that we are more likely to fund front-line organisations and will only fund second-tier or research organisations for projects which have a demonstrable benefit to end users.
    We target our funding towards issues and organisations which do not enjoy widespread public support. Our grants typically fall in the range of £10,000 – £20,000 per annum for up to three years. We prefer to fund alongside others as we are unlikely to be able to fund your project in full. We will also consider the size of your request relative to your overall turnover. Small, newer organisations in particular are unlikely to receive a larger grant from us if that would equate to more than 10% of total income, unless it is towards and organisation’s first paid post.


Sport Relief Dispossessed Fund
(managed by London Community Foundation)
http://www.londoncf.org.uk/grants/sport-relief-dispossessed-fund.aspx

Grants up to £20,000 for organizations with income less than £250,000. Range of priorities relating to poverty (see website for details) Annual deadline. Usually May.

 

Thompson Family Charitable Trust

Provides grants to registered charities for general charitable purposes across the UK, with preference shown for charities in the London area. Most grants awarded are between £1K and £50K, with health and social welfare among their priorities. Repeat awards are not uncommon.

The trust does not have a website or a formal application form: for more information / to apply contact Katie Woodward, The Thompson Family Charitable Trust, Hillsdown Court, 15 Totteridge Common, London, N20 8LR.

 

Trust for London
https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk

Trust for London is an independent charitable foundation tackling poverty and inequality in the capital; they are particularly interested in new and imaginative ways of addressing the root causes of London’s social problems, especially where it has the potential to influence and change policy, practice and public attitudes, and targeted towards groups of people who are more likely to be affected by poverty and inequality, with disability as one of their priorities.

Their new funding guidelines fall under seven categories: Good Homes and Neighbourhoods, Better Work, Decent Living Standards, Shared Wealth, Pathways to Settlement, Stronger Voices, and Connected Communities. See website for more details on each.There is no minimum or maximum size of grant but the average will be around £80K in total over one to three years. They are unlikely to award grants over £150K. They have three deadlines for applications per year-see website for dates

 

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
http://www.trusthousecharitablefoundation.org.uk

Grants up to £30K (also give small grants-see small grants section). Disability is one of their priorities. They will only fund projects working with residents of urban areas which are classified in the latest government Indices of Multiple Deprivation as being in the lowest 20%.

 

Tudor Trust
http://tudortrust.org.uk/what-we-do/about-our-grants/

Grants for one, two or three years, usually for over £10K available for core funding, projects, capital, or organisational development. Their focus is on smaller groups (turnover of less than £1million, and usually less that £500K) embedded in their communities, which work directly with people who are on the edges of mainstream society in ways which encourage inclusion, integration and independence. They are particularly interested in work that supports the most marginalised – individuals and communities with limited access to resources and opportunities – to develop and promote social connections and relationships, to improve the well-being of individuals and strengthen communities. Applications welcome throughout the year.

 

The Will Charitable Trust
www.willcharitabletrust.org.uk

The Trust provides financial assistance to charities with priorities including visual impairment and learning difficulties. Grants vary in amount, but generally fall within the range of £5,000 to £20,000, and are usually one-off annual grants. They prefer to fund individual projects but may fund core running costs under exceptional circumstances.

Applications are to be submitted between November and January, with decisions made in April.

Grants under £10K

The ACT Foundation
http://www.theactfoundation.co.uk

The foundation believes disabled people should have the same choices, quality of life opportunities and aspirations as others. They fund under 4 themes of health and wellbeing (which includes advice and information), indepdendent living at home; breaks for carers; and transition (including training, development and employment support).
They have a small grants programme under 10K and large grants programme up to £100K. Applications welcome throughout the year.

 

Adint Charitable Trust
Mr Douglas Oram, Trustee, The Adint Charitable Trust, Suite 42, 571 Finchley Road, London NW3 7BN.

Grants for health and disability. £5 to £10K

The Archer Trust
http://www.archertrust.org.uk

Award grants of £250 – £3,000 to small UK charities to provide aid or support to defined groups, including Disabled people. They prefer to support organisations working in areas of high unemployment and deprivation and favour charities with a volunteer focus. They do not offer grants for conversions for Disabled access. Trustees meet twice a year, normally March and September.

 

Barchester Healthcare Foundation
http://www.bhcfoundation.org.uk

This is a grant-giving charity that helps older people and Disabled adults (18+) to lead more fulfilled lives. The foundation’s focus is on connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community, helping combat isolation and loneliness and enabling people to be active. Funding of between £100 and £5,000 is available for small community groups to help improve people’s mobility, independence and quality of life.

Applications welcome throughout the year.

 

Boshier Hinton Foundation
http://www.boshierhintonfoundation.org.uk

Small grants up to £2K for organizations supporting Disabled people.

Childwick Trust
http://www.childwicktrust.org/

Priorities include disability, mental health, severe illness, all age ranges. Give funds for services and equipment. Give grants from £5-30,000.

City Bridge Trust Small Grants
https://www.citybridgetrust.org.uk/what-we-do/grant-making/what-we-fund/connecting-the-capital/small-grants/

City Bridge Trust are offering small grants of up to £10,000 over 12 months to organisations with an annual income of less than £75,000 for projects which enable disabled people and/or older people who are disadvantaged to actively participate in the arts, sports and health and well-being opportunities, and for projects which bring communities together to improve their local environment

DD McPhail Charitable Settlement
Contact Mrs Sheila Watson PO Box 285 Pinner HA5 3FB

Usually grants up to £2K. Priorities include disability

The Discovery Foundation
http://www.thediscoveryfoundation.org.uk

Previously the Santander Foundation (until 2016), the aim of the Discovery Foundation is to provide grants to give disadvantaged people the confidence to discover and create new opportunities. Awards of up to £5,000 are available to UK charitable companies, CICs and Credit Unions to fund small, local organisations with projects and activities that support one or more of three priority themes: improving knowledge and insight, developing skills and experience, and innovative solutions to social challenges. Funding is for specific projects and can cover salaries, equipment or materials for the project. It is only for one year and must deliver a local project, not a national initiative.

Applications via Discovery Grant nomination forms, available in all Santander branches, are welcome throughout the year.

DM Thomas Foundation for Young People
https://dmthomasfoundation.org/what-we-do/grants/

The DMT Foundation accepts applications for its Central Grants Scheme from registered charities in the UK. Applications working in the area of education or health with one of their chosen focus groups will be considered. These include: Disabled children and young people; children and young people who are in hospital and children and young people who require palliative care.

Applications for up to £5000 are approved by their Director and up to £10,000 by their Grants Committee (quarterly).

The Drapers’ Charitable Fund
http://www.thedrapers.co.uk/Charities/Grant-making-trusts/The-Drapers-Charitable-Fund.aspx

Award grants of up to £15,000 (although larger ones have been given), to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities through education and social welfare, particularly in Greater London, with disability as one of their priorities. Their focus is on adults with less visible impairments (including sensory impairment, mental health and learning difficulties); they do not services for people with physical impairments or medical conditions, or children’s services. Priority is given to charities operating nationally or regionally rather than locally.

The awards committee meets five times a year and applications are accepted throughout the year.

First Utility Foundation
http://www.first-utility-foundation.org.uk/

The First Utility Foundation is a charitable trust funded and created by First Utility, the UK’s largest independent energy supplier. It supports projects that make a genuine difference to the lives of families and individuals across the UK by awarding grants to charitable schemes that can deliver real improvements to people’s quality of life. It specifically supports projects that improve the lives of Disabled people, older people and families. To be eligible for funding, charities must preferably have a turnover of between £50k and £5m. Their General Support fund provides grants of up to £10,000 per year towards an organisation’s core costs. See website for more details.

Foyle Foundation
http://www.foylefoundation.org.uk/

Small grants up to £10K for organisations with less than £100K income.

Gannett Foundation
https://www.gannettfoundation.org/newsquest.htm

The foundation is the charitable arm of Gannett Co Inc., owner of the Newsquest Media Group, one of the UK’s largest newspaper publishers. It provides funding to support local organisations in the area where Newsquest operates (including many areas in London), with disability among its priorities.

Grants of £5-10k are made to support projects that take a creative approach and bring lasting benefits to communities served by Newsquest newspapers; they may also consider single events or short-term projects that otherwise meet their criteria. Grants are not given for general appeals or multi-year campaigns.

Applications are invited from organisations within the circulation areas of Newsquest newspapers, and must be made locally by downloading an application form from the newspaper website. Grants are made once a year, in the autumn.


Goldsmiths Company
http://www.thegoldsmiths.co.uk/charity-education/

3K grants. Won’t repeat fund usually. Usually revenue. Have funded core salary costs and admin, or will fund projects.

Greggs Foundation
greggsfoundation@greggs.co.uk

Small grants up to £3K. Four Trustee meetings per year.

Grocers Charity
http://www.grocershall.co.uk/

Small grants up to £2K for organisations with less than £500K income. Disability is one of priorities.

The Hedley Foundation
http://www.hedleyfoundation.org.uk

Awards grants averaging £3000 to small charities working with young people (11-25) in the areas of recreation, sport, training, health and welfare. One of their priority groups is disabled and terminally ill young people, who they support through funding for specialist equipment and respite breaks and holidays; the foundation also supports young carers. They do not fund core costs.

Trustees meet every two months and applications are welcome throughout the year.

Improving Life for Londoners Fund
http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds/tfl-cbt

This fund from Trust for London and City Bridge Trust helps organisations based and working in London to deliver projects that will address inequality and lift people out of poverty in the capital: using practical solutions to support people on low incomes; addressing local problems in creative ways; and led by communities that will benefit from the work. Funding is available to organisations using crowdfunding to raise funds. The fund will provide up to 50% of the target (up to a max of £10,000), with projects expected to raise at least the first 25% from the Crowd. Projects to start within three months of reaching their fundraising target, and last a maximum of one year.

The Inman Charity
http://www.inmancharity.org/

Grants of £3-5K are awarded to registered charities, with priorities including care of the elderly, general welfare, and Disabled people. They particularly like to support specific projects and do not offer grants to individuals. There are two rounds of funding awarded each year – applications must be received by the end of February or the end of August each year.

Lennox and Wyfold Foundation
(no website)

Grants to registered charities in England and Wales. There is no minimum or maximum level of grant. Most grants range from £5,000 to £10,000. Priorities include disability.

Applications may be submitted at any time and are considered twice a year by the Trustees. The Foundation only accepts written applications to:

Mr G Fincham, Lennox and Wyfold Foundation, 15 Suffolk Street, London, SW1Y 4HG Tel: 020 7036 5685

The Livery and Freemen Fund
www.merchant-taylors.co.uk/livery-freeman-fund-2/

The LFF is the grant-awarding arm of the Merchant Taylors’ Company, incorporating Consolidated Charities for the Infirm (CCI), which has physical or sensory impairment and mental health as priorities. They support registered charities for up to three years, with preference given to work in Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Hackney. They will not fund medical research, core funding or building costs, but applications for seed funding are particularly welcome. Preference is given to funding discrete projects with defined outcomes. They give some small donations, as well as supporting their nominated charities.

London Catalyst
http://www.londoncatalyst.org.uk/

Small grants up to £3K for organisations with less than £200K income. Also do larger grants (see large grants section). Priorities include disability and they like user-led organisations.

 

London Community Foundation
http://www.londoncf.org.uk

administer grants for  a range of funders. Get on their email list to keep up to date with opportunities

 

Matthews Wrightson Charitable Trust
Contact John Mills The Old School House, Church Lane, Easton, S021 1EH

Very small grants to charities with income under £250K. Priorities include disability

National Lottery Community Fund Grants (used to be Big Lottery) Awards for All
https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/under10k

National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities. We will fund organisations with great project ideas that:
• Shape the places and spaces that matter to communities
• Bring more people together and build strong relationships in and across communities
• Enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage

Quick and easy application

The Paul Bush Foundation Trust
http://www.bushco.co.uk/the-paul-bush-foundation-trust/

Supports individuals with an acquired physical impairment as the result of an accident or a birth injury. Funds are awarded to both individuals and organisations. Organisational grants of up to £10,000 are awarded to charitable companies that support the needs of individuals through projects, items or services. Preference is given to funding discrete projects with defined outcomes and applications for seed funding are particularly welcome.

The trustees meet twice yearly in April and October.

Peabody Community Fund
Administered through London Community Foundation http://www.londoncf.org.uk/grants/available-grants/

Grants up to £5000 to charities, resident and community organisations working for the benefit of people who live in the areas in which Peabody operates (Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Hillingdon, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Newham, Redbridge, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Westminster).  For activities which improve the quality of life of Peabody residents by supporting local activities that: are responding to identified community need, bring communities together and promote wellbeing. Priority will be given to projects addressing most disadvantaged people, Peabody resident-led projects (or with strong connection to local residents and strong partnership working in the locality and clear understanding of community needs). Some income level restrictions (see website). Deadlines in December and March.

People’s Postcode Trust
http://www.postcodetrust.org.uk/applying-for-a-grant

People’s Postcode Trust funds projects in Great Britain of up to 12 months in length. Unregistered organisations can apply for small grants under £2K (registered charities can apply for larger grants-see section on grants over £10K). Projects are programmes of work which are limited in scope and seek to achieve particular outcomes focused on one of the funds priorities. These priorities don’t specifically include disability but do include promoting human rights, combatting discrimination and preventing poverty. There are 2 funding rounds per year-see website for dates.

 

Rank Foundation- Pebble Grants
http://www.rankfoundation.com

Our aim is to improve the lives of people and their communities, across the UK. We look to do this by encouraging and developing leadership and promoting enterprise and innovation. Pebble Grants is our small funding stream for UK registered charities which are raising money for projects where the total cost is less than £1million. If you are raising money for a particular project for which the mainstay is capital costs (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short-term activity (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people) and have already raised a third of the total costs, you may be eligible for this. Organisations must have income less than £500,000 and the usual donated amount is £1000.

 

Robert Kiln Charitable Trust
Contact Mrs S Howell, 15a Bull Plain, Hertford, SG14 1DX.

Up to £2500, but usually £500 to small local charities. They like long term relationship.

Mrs Smith and Mount Trust
(administered via http://www.pwwsolicitors.co.uk/).

Small grants approximately £4K, some repeated. Priorities in mental health, learning difficulty and community health. Usually revenue funding for projects though will fund costs of bringing buildings up to legislative standards.

Sobell Foundation
http://www.sobellfoundation.org.uk/

Priorities include disability. Small grants.

Sylvia Waddiliove Foundation
(administered via http://www.pwwsolicitors.co.uk/)

Priorities include disability and illness. For disability strand, grants are usually given to organisations with income below £500K and grants under 10K.

Thomas Wall Trust
http://www.thomaswalltrust.org.uk

Offers grants of up to £1000 for small charities (income less than <£100k) for specific projects or activities serving the educational and social needs of the community. Also offers grants for individuals (see grants for individuals) For charities, apply by the end of May or the end of September each year.

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
http://www.trusthousecharitablefoundation.org.uk

Small grants to organizations with turnover of less than £500K (also give larger grants-see large grants section). Disability is one of their priorities. They will only fund projects working with residents of urban areas which are classified in the latest government Indices of Multiple Deprivation as being in the lowest 20%.

Wakefield and Tetley Trust
www.wakefieldtrust.org.uk/

Beneficiaries in Tower Hamlets, Southwark and City of London only. Improving lives of disadvantaged people with limited choice and opportunities, through reducing barriers, encouraging social inclusion and building community. Maximum one year grants. Average award £6,600 and nearly all under £10,000.

Woodward Charitable Trust
http://woodwardcharitabletrust.org.uk

The trust awards grants to UK registered charities with an annual income of less than £300k. Disability is among their priorities and they will fund training and rehabilitation projects. They favour small-scale, locally based initiatives, and primarily fund one-off projects, although may consider funding running costs (including core cost and salaries).

Each year, they give around 100 small grants (£100 – £5k) and around five large grants (>£5,000, usually awarded to charities already known to the trustees). Trustees review grant applications twice a year, usually in March and October.

Wyseliot Charitable Trust
Applications made in writing to Jonathan Rose, The Wyseliot Charitable Trust, 17 Chelsea Square, London SW3 6LF

Funding available to charitable organisations in the UK for general charitable purposes. There is no maximum level for grants but previous grants have been for between £2,000 and £5,000 and applications can be submitted at any time. Priorities include disability

The Yapp Charitable Trust
http://www.yappcharitabletrust.org.uk

Awards grants for running costs and salaries to small registered charities in England and Wales to help sustain their existing work. Funds given only to charitable companies older than three years with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000, who undertake work with one of the trust’s priority groups – one of which is people with physical impairments, learning difficulties and/or mental health challenges. Grants are only given to core running costs, not new projects, extra services or additional delivery costs, and are normally for a maximum of £3,000 per year, for up to three years. Priority given to charities that improve the lives of marginalised, disadvantaged or isolated people; that work through raising awareness of issues, education and campaigning; and that demonstrate an effective use of volunteers and elements of self sustainability. Applications are considered throughout the year.

 

Capital projects and equipment only

Axis Foundation
www.axisfoundation.org

This is the charitable arm of Axis. Each year, the company donates a percentage of its profit, via the Axis Foundation, into charitable and community-based projects in the areas it operates including London.

They will fund both community projects and individuals within these areas. They offer grants up to £100K, and are willing to consider funding anything that helps improve the lives of underprivileged, vulnerable or Disabled people, including equipment.

Applications welcome throughout the year.

 

Bernard Sunley
http://www.bernardsunley.org

Small and large capital grants (up to 25K) for buildings, equipment etc. Quite a range of priorities.

 

Childwick Trust
http://www.childwicktrust.org/

Priorities include disability, mental health, severe illness, all age ranges. Give funds for  equipment. Give grants from £5-30,000.

 

City Bridge Trust. Bridging Divides- Connecting the Capital
https://www.citybridgetrust.org.uk/what-we-do/grant-making/what-we-fund/connecting-the-capital/

Grants to Enable community buildings in London to be more accessible and user-friendly for deaf and disabled people, including those with sensory impairments, learning disabilities and mental health problems.We will fund access audits up to a total value of £5,000. (An

access or eco audit must be carried out by an independent specialist as recommended by the Trust or through our partners Centre for Accessible Environments) Once you have your access audit we can consider capital funding of up to £100,000 towards access improvements. (Applications for capital costs will usually only be considered where the lease on the building has at least 10 years to run).

 

Clothworkers
http://foundation.clothworkers.co.uk/

Small and large capital grants (up to £25K) for buildings, equipment etc. Priorities include disability.

 

Dunhill Medical Trust
http://dunhillmedical.org.uk/grants-for-community-based-organisations/

We make grants to UK charities and community-based organisations who provide care, activities and services for older people.  Capital grants of £5000-£100,000 are awarded for developments in the built environment for older people to enhance and maintain their health, well-being and independence and/or specific pieces of equipment or furnishings which can be used for the care and support of individuals (for example, installation of a hearing loop system). Priority will be given to care facilities which are focused specifically on older people and where it has not been possible to obtain the necessary funding from statutory organisations. Organisations are expected to secure at least 50% of cost from other funding sources.

 

The Edward Gostling Foundation
https://www.edwardgostlingfoundation.org.uk/

The foundation believes disabled people should have the same choices, quality of life opportunities and aspirations as others. They fund under 4 themes of health and wellbeing (which includes advice and information), independent living at home; breaks for carers; and transition (including training, development and employment support).
They have a small grants programme under 10K and large grants programme up to £100K. Applications welcome throughout the year.

 

Independence at Home
http://www.independenceathome.org.uk

Independence at Home is a national charity that helps improve independence, comfort, safety, dignity and quality of life for Disabled people of all ages who are in financial need. They can help towards the cost of adaptations, equipment or other things that are not available from public funds, including home adaptations, house repairs and other building work, as well as other special equipment such as stair lifts, special beds, riser-recliner chairs etc. They are also able to help towards the cost of heating homes in winter. Applications can be submitted at any time.

 

The Lady Neville Charity
www.theskinnerscompany.org.uk/grants-and-trusts/the-lady-neville-charity/

One of the charities under the Skinners’ Company, the Lady Neville charity provides one-off capital grants of £1,000 to grass roots charitable organisations whose total annual income is less than £100,000, and the total project cost is less than £10,000.

Priority is given to communities in The City of London, Camden (particularly Kings Cross), Enfield, Hackney, and Hounslow. They will consider one-off capital grants for non-recurring expenditure items – equipment, an element of capital building works, or funding towards a one-off event that is not part of core activities.

The Committee considers applications twice a year in May and November.

 

The London Marathon Charitable Trust
www.lmct.org.uk

Capital funding towards the creation and refurbishment of high-quality, accessible and affordable facilities that inspire and increase the numbers of people regularly taking part in physical activities. Disabled people and those with health needs are a priority for the fund. Interested in people who are currently physically inactive or have low levels of activity.

Small Capital Grants Programme for grants of £5,000 to £19,999 has a simple one-stage online application process and applicants will be informed of the Trustees’ decision within 16 weeks of submitting an application.

Major Capital Grants Programme for grants of £20,000 to £150,000 has a two-stage online application process with successful applicants invited to submit a detailed Stage 2 application if their Stage 1 proposals meet the programme criteria.

The Trust has a rolling application process with deadlines every 3 months.

 

Percy Bilton Charity
http://www.percybiltoncharity.org.uk/

Capital grants for up to £5K. Priorities include disability.

 

Rank Foundation- Pebble Grants
http://www.rankfoundation.com

Our aim is to improve the lives of people and their communities, across the UK. We look to do this by encouraging and developing leadership and promoting enterprise and innovation. Pebble Grants is our small funding stream for UK registered charities which are raising money for projects where the total cost is less than £1million. If you are raising money for a particular project for which the mainstay is capital costs (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) and have already raised a third of the total costs, you may be eligible for this. Organisations must have income less than £500,000 and the usual donated amount is £1000.

 

Span Trust
https://www.spantrust.org.uk/

The Span Trust awards grants of £5K to £20K to help alleviate the effects of poverty, disability, age or ill health, and advance urban regeneration through the improvement of the built environment. They aim to do this in areas of social and economic deprivation, in particular through the provision, maintenance or improvement of public amenities for the benefit of the local community, support for building projects that contribute to the wellbeing of individuals, and public recreational space and facilities for the benefit of the local community. Applications accepted twice annually in January and July.

 

Sport England
https://www.sportengland.org

Since 2012, Sport England have made disability sport a key focus of their work, investing over £170 million. One of their funding streams is for:
Facilities – £7.5m fund to invest in facilities, especially multi-sport. The Community Asset Fund will award grants of £5-150k to organisations looking to take over sports facilities, sports clubs looking to expand, or ideas for projects clearly needed in the local community.

 

The Wolfson Foundation
http://www.wolfson.org.uk/funding/health-and-disability/

Main grants programme provides support with capital initiatives, i.e. buildings (new build or refurbishment) and equipment. They are interested in supporting a range of organisations (including charities working with Disabled people or mental health needs. They are particularly interested in capital projects which encourage independence or a focus on training, employment and supported housing, or transition from children’s services to adults’ services. Usual grant range is £20-£75K. Application deadlines in January and July of each year.

 

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation
http://www.ybs.co.uk/your-society/charity/charitable-foundation/index.html

The foundation is largely funded by the building society’s members, who give a proportion of the interest they gain from their savings accounts. In recognition of this, the trustees give priority to causes recommended by the society’s members and colleagues. Grants are given for the purchase of equipment and tangible items only, to be used directly by the beneficiaries. Charities/causes recommended by YBS members and colleagues will be considered for a donation of up to £2000; for those not associated, the maximum donation is £500.

Applications are reviewed on a continual basis throughout the year.

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