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Grants are available for registered charities and not-for-profit organisations to support specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills in order to increase employment prospects within the UK.

Funding body: Thomas Wall Trust
Maximum value: £ 5,000
Application deadline: 25/06/2021

Background
Thomas Wall II created his Trust in 1920 for the “encouragement and assistance of educational work and social service”. Today, the Trust continues to assist in these areas by providing grants to individuals and organisations.

Objectives of Fund
The Trust marked its 100th birthday in 2020 with a new grants programme that provided funding to not-for-profit organisations working to improve basic digital skills for people in need. The programme aims to equip adults with basic digital skills for work and life, helping them access the online world.

The scheme is running again in 2021.

Value Notes
Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

A total of 15 grants was awarded in 2020.

Who Can Apply
To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a not-for-profit organisation or charity based in the UK.
  • Have been established for at least three years.
  • Have an annual turnover that does not exceed £500,000.

Restrictions
The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Organisations with political, lobbying or proselytizing objectives.
  • An organisation’s running costs.
  • Capital costs (the purchase of land, buildings, construction).
  • Organisations that operate outside of the UK.
  • Hospitals.

Eligible Expenditure
The funding is for projects working with disadvantaged people aged 18 years or older to improve their basic digital skills.

Priority will be given to:

  • Projects that link digital skills with employment opportunities.
  • Match funded projects.
  • Organisations that can provide compelling evidence of impact.
  • Organisations working with collaborative networks.

Location
United Kingdom

How To Apply
There is a two-stage application process.

Stage one is to complete an Expression of Interest form which requires some basic information. The next deadline is 25 June 2021.

Stage two is by invitation only and involves completing a more in-depth application form.
The online Expression of Interest form is available on the Trust’s website.

Contact the Thomas Wall Trust by using the Trust’s online message form.

Useful Links
Thomas Wall Trust