Their overarching themes are urban deprivation and rural issues. Within these themes, they support projects which fall under the broad headings of Community Support, Arts, Education and Heritage.
Rolling, but Trustees meet in January, April, July and October
Charitable trust or foundation
Smaller charitable and not-for-profit organisations within the UK, with a total annual income under £500,000
They don’t fund:
Individuals, whether direct or through a third party
Charities or NGOs registered outside the UK
Statutory services including state schools (unless these are specifically and only for pupils with disabilities), local or national authorities, prisons, NHS hospitals or services
Universities, further education colleges and independent schools
Organisations with a total annual income in excess of
Organisations with primarily an ecological aim
They also do not currently fund (but keep an eye on website for changes):
Set up costs for new organisations
Projects outside the UK
Capital appeals for places of worship unless these are primarily for wider community use
One-off events (except under the Small Grants programme)
PR and awareness raising; fundraising salaries, events or initiatives
Projects primarily concerned with the productions of DVDs or other media
Urban projects not delivered in the same city/town in which the applying organisation is based
Building projects where work has already started
Small grants programme: Single year grants between
£2,000 and £7,500 for core costs, salaries, running and project
costs or one-off capital costs.
Major grants programme – Three types of grants available:
Single year grants between £7,500 and £20,000 for core costs, salaries, running and project costs. The amount requested must not be for more than 50% of the total cost.
Multi-year (maximum 3 years) grants between £7,500 and
£20,000 per annum for core costs, salaries, running or project
costs. The amount requested must not be for more than 50%
of the total cost.
Grants between £7,500 and £60,000 for one-off capital costs,
where the total project cost does not exceed £2M. Applicants must
have secured a minimum of 50% of the total project cost before applying.
Small Grants applicants should received a final decision within 4-6 weeks.
Major grants applicants will be informed in 6-8 weeks if the application will be included on the agenda of the next available Grants Committee meeting. Major Grants may receive a visit from an assessor.