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The Woodward Charitable Trust – Small Grants next deadline 31 January 2020

29 Nov 2019 - 10:56 by michelle.foster

From October 2019 The Woodward Charitable Trust Trustees will only make grants towards core costs rather than specific projects as they recognise that smaller charities can find these hard to fund.

Funding Priorities
Trustees will consider applications for core costs, which will achieve a positive impact in at least one of 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 our 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 grants
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 Trustees will consider funding Registered Charities, Charity Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) and Community Interest Companies (CICs).

For more information and to apply, visit: http://woodwardcharitabletrust.org.uk/general_applications/

Deadline: 31 January 2020, 12:00

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