The Foundation provides grants of £500 to £2,500 to charitable organisations for the following:
- Relief of persons in need, hardship or distress by reason of disaster or as a consequence of social or economic circumstance.
- Provision / maintenance of care and accommodation for the sick and elderly.
- Promotion of education (in particular within the Derbyshire region).
- Environmental conservation / preservation / protection / improvement – in particular where this would encourage the provision of access by members of the general public.
The Trustees prefer to support smaller charities since modest donations are capable of providing potentially greater benefit. They also prefer to contribute to core operating costs rather than to a specific project where the funding will be legally “restricted” or to capital expenditure – applications in this latter category are, however, not excluded.
Deadline: Trustees meet quarterly in January, April, July and October. The deadline is normally six weeks prior to the meeting (applications received after the deadline are automatically held over for consideration at the next meeting).