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Clothworkers Foundation

Grants are available to put towards capital projects, including building purchase, building work, fittings and fixtures, equipment and vehicles.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that the work fits within one or more of the programme areas and that at least 50 per cent of service users benefiting are from one or more of those groups. These are:

  • alcohol and substance misuse
  • disadvantaged minority communities
  • disadvantaged young people
  • domestic and sexual abuse
  • homelessness
  • older people
  • people with disabilities
  • prisoners and ex-offenders
  • visual impairment.

The size of grant awarded will depend on a number of factors including the size of the organisation and the cost and scale of the project. The funders aim to make a decision within eight weeks for grants and projects of less than £10k and within six months for grants over £10k.

No min/max specified. Not for profit (registered).

No deadline.

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Yapp Charitable Trust

 

 

 

The Trust make grants to small registered charities with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000 to sustain their existing work within the following areas:

  • Elderly people
  • Children and young people aged 5 to 25
  • People with disabilities or mental health problems
  • Moral welfare – people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin (such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, offending)
  • Education and learning (with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children)

Grants are for core funding and are only awarded to registered charities that have been formally established for at least three years.

The Trust prioritises:

  • Work that is unattractive to the general public or unpopular with other funders
  • Services that help to improve the lives of marginalised, disadvantaged or isolated people
  • Applicants that can demonstrate an effective use of volunteers
  • Charities that seek to be preventive and aim to change opinion and behaviour through raising awareness of issues, education and campaigning
  • Applicants that can demonstrate (where feasible) an element of self-sustainability by charging subscriptions/fees to service users

There are no deadlines specified.

Grant size: Up to £3,000 per year for up to three years

Application process: Yapp Charitable Trust website

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Barchester Healthcare Foundation

The foundation helps older people (aged 65+) and other adults with a physical or learning disability or mental health problems and favour applications that help improve people’s mobility, independence and quality of life. This year the focus is about connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community – applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive highest priority.

As well as funding individuals, small community groups and small local charities are also supported (there is no formal definition for a small charity, but if a charity has financial reserves in the hundreds of thousands or millions, it is unlikely that they would receive funding).

Activities such as social activities, outings or events, small equipment purchases and specific projects are funded, but there is no support available forgeneral running costs, salaries and indirect services (such as helplines, websites or research).

Grants of £100 to £5,000 available to small charities.

No deadline

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