Charitable trust or foundation
Grants are awarded to registered charities and organisations with charitable status. They will mostly be local organisations, but national organisations with a track record and reputation in the Beneficial Area may also apply.
Occasionally grants are awarded to local authorities in the Beneficial Area who are working with voluntary sector partners.
They will not fund:
Organisations that do not have charitable status or those acting as a conduit
National organisations with no track record of delivery in the Beneficial Area
Not-for-profit organisations that are not registered charities (including CICs)
Registered social landlords
Schools that have not yet been inspected by Ofsted
Hospitals, hospices or Clinical Commissioning Groups
Registered charities that have applied on behalf of organisations that are not registered with the Charity Commission
General charitable appeals
Lobbying and campaigning
Mother tongue teaching
Promotion of religion or politics
Medical care (including rehab) and resources
Overnight school journeys or trips abroad
Capital for mainstream secondary schools and mainstream FE colleges
IT equipment for mainstream providers (primary, secondary, FE colleges)
Bursaries for higher education (including postgraduate)
Projects that aim to teach healthy eating and reduce obesity
Gardening, conservation, environmental projects and therapeutic gardens
Core costs for umbrella bodies or second tier organisations
Salaries of posts employed by statutory bodies
Funds can be for capital or project costs, and for up to 3 years.
The Small Grants Fund maximum amount of grant is £5,000. The Main Grants Fund has no upper limit, but the amount you request must be supported with detailed budgets. Schools in Partnership has an upper limit of £50,000 per annum.
Apply online through their grants portal. If you cannot apply online, they invite you to contact them to discuss.
Read & follow their guidelines regarding what to include in your application.