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Wakeham Trust (Grant – UK)

In general, the trust likes to help projects that are small scale (with grants of typically £125 to £2,500) , that would find it hard to get funding from big trusts and where the grant can make a real difference. It is becoming increasingly focused on education, in the broadest sense of the term.

Things the trustees ask when looking at applications include:

  • Is it something new for this particular area?
  • Is it small?
  • Is it run by ordinary people, not professionals?
  • Will it find it hard to get support elsewhere?
  • Does it have the potential to become self-supporting?
  • Is it outward looking, rather than being focused on its own members?

Recent grants have included:

  • Helping teach English to refugees and immigrants who want to work in the social care sector.
  • Young volunteers offering beach lifeguarding.
  • A patchwork quilting group for vulnerable adults and OAPs.
  • The creation of a Wildlife Pond and and wildflower beds/banks on the expanse of landscaped grass at the rear of an ‘extra care establishment’.
  • A drop in cafe for 11-18 year olds.

No deadline

Read more and apply here