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DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme

Grants of up to £30,000 per year, up to two years, are available for projects that improve education and health for children and young people

  • with disabilities.
  • who are sick in hospital.
  • who are life limited (requiring palliative care).

Grants can only be awarded to specific projects and the Foundation prefers to fund equipment and capital costs. Funding for salaries and sessional worker fees are not considered. Grants can be awarded for refurbishment and equipment, but not for new constructions. For training programmes, the Foundation prefers to use its funds to support programmes working directly with the young people where they will work towards an accreditation. The Foundation will prioritise support to charities that demonstrate community involvement and volunteering opportunities as part of their working practices.

The Foundation distributes a total of around £200,000 per quarter. Charities must have been registered for at least 12 months and smaller charities are preferred – the Foundation will typically not consider large charities showing normal charitable expenditure of more than £2 million (except for children’s hospices).

Registered charities only, but applications from schools / hospitals welcome if made through an appropriate registered charity.

Deadline: 23 July

Read more and apply here.