Woodward Charitable Trust accepting applications for main grants
UK registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £300,000 can apply now for funding for one-off projects that address the Trust’s current priorities.
The Woodward Charitable Trust, a grant-making trust, is one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. Twice a year it offers a limited number of grants to charitable organisations in the UK, especially those which make good use of volunteers and encourage past and current users to participate. The trust’s grant-making continues to be primarily reactive but with some selected projects initiated by the trustees.
Grants of between £100 and £5,000 (around 100 grants are made per year) are available for one-off projects, though the Trustees are willing to consider funding running costs, including core cost and salaries.
The Trust focuses its grant-making on the ‘amelioration and raising awareness of social exclusion, particularly in the following areas’:
Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour.
Prisoners and ex-offenders. Projects that help the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders are supported as well as requests to help prisoners’ families
Disadvantaged women, covering refuges, domestic violence and parenting.
Disability projects, which can include rehabilitation and training for people who are either physically disabled or learning disabled.
Arts outreach work by local groups involving disadvantaged people.
Projects that promote integration and community cohesion amongst minority groups, including refugees and travellers.
The Trustees favour small-scale, locally based initiatives.
Please note the following:
Prospective applicants should be aware that only 22% of the 863 applications received last year were successful.
Unsolicited applications from charities whose annual income exceeds £300,000 will NOT be accepted.
The deadline for applications is 31 July 2018 for consideration in October 2018.