The Weavers’ Company, a textile-related charitable and sociable organisation, is offering grants of up to £15,000 to small charities for projects working within the following priority areas:

  • Supporting offenders and ex-offenders – work that addresses the social and economic problems faced by this group and their families and provides 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 – projects working with disadvantaged young people (normally aged 5 to 30 years) to ensure they are given every possible chance to meet their full potential and to participate fully in society.

The Trustees prefer to support projects where our grant will be used for an identified purpose, although they will consider applications for core funding for new projects, such as general administration and training, that enable an organisation to develop and maintain expertise.

They particularly welcome applications for pump-priming grants from small community-based organisations where the grant would form a major element of the funding. They also welcome new ideas and projects that could inspire similar work in other areas of the country.

Local organisations should normally have an income of less than £100,000. Those working across the UK or in larger areas should normally have an income of not more than £250,000. Grants are usually given for one year. Applicants must show that they have investigated other sources of funding and made plans for the future, which should include replacement funding if appropriate.

Deadline: 1 July

Read more and apply here.