Weavers’ Company Benevolent Fund: Helping Young Disadvantaged People in UK

Deadline: 31 July 2018

The Worshipful Company of Weavers is seeking applications for its Benevolent Fund to support work in the following areas of interest:

  • Young Offenders
  • Prisoners and Ex-prisoners
  • Young disadvantaged people, especially those at risk of criminal involvement

The Weavers’ Company Benevolent Fund was set up in 1973 with funds from The Worshipful Company of Weavers, which is the oldest City of London Livery Company and has a history dating back before 1130 AD.

Funding Priorities

  • Supporting offenders and ex-offenders: Many offenders and ex-offenders suffer from a variety of difficult and complex problems and they are amongst the most vulnerable members of society. The charity will fund work that addresses the social and economic problems faced by this group and their families, and provide them with support, life skills training and a way back into education, training and/or employment, so that they may reintegrate and make a positive contribution to society.
  • Helping disadvantaged young people: The Trustees are keen to support projects working with disadvantaged young people to ensure that they are given every possible chance to meet their full potential and to participate fully in society. The charity normally defines young people as being aged from 5 to 30 years.

Funding Information

The Company will consider funding up to £15,000 per annum and will normally award a grant for one year only.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The fund will not support organisations working outside the UK, nor overseas expeditions or travel.
  • Applications are welcomed for pump-priming grants from small community-based organisations where grant would form a major element of the funding.
  • Applications for core funding for new projects, such as general administration and training that enable an organisation to develop and maintain expertise can be consider.
  • Only those organisations whose main purpose fits within area of interest are eligible to apply.
  • The fund encourages new ideas and to fund projects that could inspire similar work in other areas of the country.
  • Though income is not a barrier to an application being considered, the Committee’s preference is to support small organisations. Local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than about £100,000. For those working in larger cities and/or across the UK, income should not be more than £250,000.
  • Work that cannot normally support includes:
    • Work with children under 5 years of age
    • Universities or colleges
    • Medical charities or those involved in medical care
    • Organisations of and for people with disabilities, including learning and physical disabilities
    • Environmental projects
    • Work in promotion of religious or political causes

How to Apply

To apply for a grant, complete the application form on-line, then print the form and submit it mail at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: United Kingdom

For more information, please visit Benevolent Fund.

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