The Yapp Charitable Trust

Funding priority

We will only fund work that focuses on one of our priority groups:

  • Elderly people
  • Children and young people aged 5 – 25
  • People with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental health challenges
  • Social welfare – people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin (such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, offending)
  • Education and learning (with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children)




Type of funder

Charitable trust or foundation

Who can apply

Registered charities that have been formally established for a minimum of three years and with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000
Newly registered charities may apply but the organisation must have appointed a management committee and adopted a governing document at least 3 years ago.


  • Charities with a total annual expenditure of more than £40,000
  • Charities that are not registered with the Charity Commission in England & Wales. You must have your own charity number or be excepted from registration. Industrial Provident Societies and Community Interest Companies are not eligible to apply
  • Work that is not based in England or Wales
  • Charities with unrestricted reserves that equate to more than 12 months expenditure
  • Branches of national charities. You must have your own charity number, not a shared national registration
  • New organisations – you must have been operating as a fully constituted organisation for at least 3 years, even though you may have registered as a charity more recently
  • New work that has not been occurring for at least a year
  • New paid posts – even if the work is now being done by volunteers
  • Additional activities, expansion or development plans
  • Special events, trips or outings
  • Capital expenditure – including equipment, buildings, renovations, furnishings, minibuses.
  • Childcare
  • Holidays and holiday centres
  • Core funding of charities that benefit the wider community such as general advice services and community centres unless a significant element of their work focuses on one of our priority groups
  • Bereavement support
  • Debt advice
  • Community safety initiatives
  • Charities raising money to give to another organisation, such as schools, hospitals or other voluntary groups.
  • Individuals – including charities raising funds to purchase equipment for or make grants to individuals

Funding Type

  1. Running costs

Grant details

We will fund running costs for up to three years. Grants are for a maximum of £3,000 per year.

Most of our grants are for more than one year because we like to fund ongoing needs. We prefer to make a grant when other funding is coming to an end. We prioritise:
• Work that is unattractive to the general public or unpopular with other funders
• Services that help to improve the lives of marginalised, disadvantaged or isolated people
• Applicants that can demonstrate an effective use of volunteers
• Charities that seek to be preventive and aim to change opinion and behaviour through raising awareness of issues, education and campaigning
• Applicants that can demonstrate (where feasible) an element of self-sustainability by charging subscriptions/fees to service users

Size of grant

  1. Small (£1 - £10,000)

Application details

Review the guidelines and apply via the online portal


Contact Details


1st Floor, MILE House
Bridge End
Chester Le Street


Telephone Number

0191 389 3300


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