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:

  1. Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour.
  2. 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
  3. Disadvantaged women, covering refuges, domestic violence and parenting.
  4. Disability projects, which can include rehabilitation and training for people who are either physically disabled or learning disabled.
  5. Arts outreach work by local groups involving disadvantaged people.
  6. Projects that promote integration and community cohesion amongst minority groups, including refugees and travellers.=

Grant Types:

  • 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)

For further information visit: or contact: Karin Hooper, The Woodward Charitable Trust, Allington House (1st Floor), 150 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5AE.Tel: 020 7410 0330 Email:

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