Not-for-profit organisations in Greater Manchester working with elderly or socially disadvantaged people are being invited to apply for a capital grant of up to £1.5 million from the Edward Holt Trust.
The Trust was established by Sir Edward Holt – then owner of Joseph Holt Brewery in Manchester – in the late 1950s through the gift of a large holding of shares in the brewery. Although having broad charitable aims, the Trust has worked mainly in the fields of medical research and also accommodation for the elderly, for the benefit of people who had served the community during their working lives but had nowhere to live when they retired.
The Trustees now wish to support a major capital initiative that either continues their work with the elderly or provides some form of innovative help for the poor or disadvantaged.
The sum of up to £1.5m can be made available to fund the capital requirements of such a project that a partner organisation would then undertake to manage. It is envisaged that the funds would be used to acquire and fit out suitable premises from which to run the project. However other novel ways of using the funds and meeting the aims of the Trustees will be welcomed.
Initially, statutory or not-for-profit organisations are invited to submit a short statement of interest, outlining their proposal. The statement, of a maximum of 500 words, should be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, by Monday 31 October 2011.
Shortlisted applicants will then be asked to submit a full proposal.
For further information, visit: www.edwardholttrust.btck.co.uk.