Souter Charitable Trust Grant Program: Inviting UK Registered Charities

Deadline: 18 January 2019

The Souter Charitable Trust (SCT) is currently accepting applications for its grant program to support projects engaged in the relief of human suffering in all its aspects in the UK and overseas especially, but not exclusively, those with a Christian emphasis and ethos.

Souter Charitable Trust was set up by Brian Souter and his wife Betty Souter in 1992 and over the last five years has awarded over 3,200 grants worth more than £32 million.

The trust gave donations to charities involved in drug, alcohol and nicotine addiction campaigns and supported HIV and AIDS initiatives in more than 20 countries around the globe.

The trust also gave grants to charities involved in health, education, housing, safety, youth work and the alleviation of hunger and poverty.

Funding Information

Whilst there are no minimum or maximum amounts given an average grant would be a small one off in the region of £1,000 – £3,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Grants are restricted to UK registered charities only. Current legislation does not permit the trustees to give direct grants to overseas organisations as they are unable to carry out the due diligence required of them.
  • Small grants may be awarded for gap year / short term projects which extend to at least one calendar year.
  • All projects for capital building and renovation works are specifically excluded from funding.
  • The personal health and educational needs of individuals are not normally funded.
  • Re-application for a grant is permitted, but only after once calendar year has elapsed.
  • The trustees generally meet once a month and all applications, whether successful or not, are acknowledged in due course.
  • All grants are made at the discretion of the Trustees and their decision is final.

How to Apply

  • Application must be submitted either via postal or email at the address given on the website.
  • Applications should be kept short, 2 sides of A4 is sufficient. The trustees are looking for a brief outline of the project aims and what the funding is required for a budget maybe included and a copy of applicant’s latest audited accounts should be included.

Eligible Country: United Kingdom

For more information, please visit https://www.soutercharitabletrust.org.uk/guidelines.aspx

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