The Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust: Promoting Education, Learning, Training & Recreation across UK

Deadline: 31 March 2017

The Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust is seeking applications from organisations for its grant program which promote the education, learning, training, recreation and rehabilitation of, among and for people with special needs such as those suffering from any disability of the mind or body, or those in need by reason of social and economic circumstances.

The trust supports organisations for young adults with learning disability, after leaving formal education, with the aim or giving them practical skills to prepare them to be able to lead independent lives.

Funding Information

The grants are usually given in a range up to £5,000.

What The Trust Will Fund

With limited resources at our disposal, the Trustees will prioritise applications from projects which meet at least two of the following criteria:

  • Designed for, and aimed, at people with learning disabilities aged 18 to 25 outside the school environment
  • Offer the opportunity for people to gain transferable life skills, which may include how to access support
  • Offer employment experience
  • Build in accredited training
  • Enable social interaction with other people, and allow self-expression and confidence building
  • Applications from smaller organisations that are demonstrating an entrepreneurial approach to a locally identified issue

Eligibility Criteria

  • It is regretted that grants can only be made to institutions or organisations who are registered Charities, Charitable Incorporated Organisations or Community Interest Companies. In no circumstances is it possible to make a grant for the benefit of an individual.
  • Grants will not be made to charities in receipt of funding in the previous year, except where a specific project has been awarded funding over a period of more than one year.
  • Only organizations with a turnover of less than £1 million will be considered for funding.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: United Kingdom

For more information, please visit The Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust.

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