The Trust funds UK charities working for the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare and environmental protection or improvement with grants of £500 to £5,000 (typically for one year). More specifically, this can include the following:
- Promotion of access, education and excellence in the arts for young people.
- Access to the arts for the elderly and people who have least access to them.
- Performance development opportunities.
- Engagement with young people on the fringes of society through music and drama projects to improve their employability and diminish the risk of social exclusion.
- Provision of music and art therapy to improve quality of life and in palliative care and in hospices.
- Support for charities concerned with alleviating the suffering of adults and children with medical conditions who have difficulty finding support through traditional sources.
- The welfare of those who care for others through the provision of breaks for carers without regular support.
- Engagement with young people on the fringes of society to improve their employability and diminish the risk of social exclusion
- Conservation of the countryside and its woodlands.
- Protection of species within the UK and their habitats under threat or in decline.
- Heritage conservation within the UK based on value to and use by the local community.
- Rural crafts and skills in heritage conservation.
- Social and therapeutic horticulture.
The Trustees will consider applications for core costs or projects, and they also consider applications for matched funding.
Deadline: 14 October