Deadline: 31 January 2020
The Woodward Charitable Trust is seeking applications for its grant program to fund charitable organisations in the UK.
The Trust’s grant-making focuses on the following areas:
- Arts outreach work by local groups involving disadvantaged people;
- Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour and in particular organisations that work to discourage individuals getting involved in gangs or violent behaviour;
- Disability projects, which can include rehabilitation and training for people who are either physically or learning disabled as well as charities supporting mental health issues, particularly where it relates to their other priority areas;
- Disadvantaged women and their children, covering refuges and domestic violence shelters and groups;
- Disadvantaged families including parenting support;
- Prisoners and ex-offenders and specifically projects that help the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders as well as requests to help prisoners’ families;
- Projects that promote integration and community cohesion particularly amongst minority groups, refugees and traveller communities.
Types of Grant
- The Trustees make two types of grants – smaller grants of under £3,000, usually around 100 grants per year; and larger grants of over £3,000, usually no more than 5-8 per year and almost always to charities already known to the Trustees.
- The Trustees favour small-scale, locally based initiatives and most grants are only for one year.
- The Trust primarily funds charitable organisations in the UK.
- If Woodward funds overseas projects it is usually via UK charities which can ensure that funds are being well used. Woodward favours charities which make good use of volunteers and encourage past and current users to participate. Their grant-making continues to be primarily reactive but with some selected projects initiated by the trustees.
They will also NOT fund unsolicited applications from the following:
- Charities registered overseas
- Construction projects such as playgrounds, village halls, and disabled accesses
- Educational fees
- General school appeals
- Individuals in any capacity
- Medical research
- Parish facilities
- Playgroups and pre-school groups
- Requests for vehicles
For more information, visit http://woodwardcharitabletrust.org.uk/general_applications/