The Trustees favour small-scale, locally based initiatives by charities with income under £250,000. Funding is primarily for one-off projects, but the Trustees are willing to consider funding for core costs. The Trustees give priority to causes which seem unpopular with public opinion and/or other funders. This trust has funded a variety of social projects. Priorities are:
Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour.
Minority groups including refugees, gypsies and travellers. Projects that promote integration and community cohesion will be favoured.
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.
Disability projects which can include rehabilitation and training for people who are either physically disabled or learning disabled, as well as help to improve employment prospects.
Homelessness, especially affecting young people and women, and covering facilities such as women’s refuges.
Arts outreach work by local groups for the benefit of disadvantaged people.
Environmental projects, especially with a strong educational element.
Larger grants, over £5,000
Smaller grants, £100-£5,000
Children’s summer play scheme grants £500-£1,000 (usually about 30-40 grants made in May each year on a one-off basis, deadline is April 1st)