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Baily Thomas Charitable Fund

Next deadline 1st December

The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund is a registered charity which was established primarily to aid the research into learning disability and to aid the care and relief of those affected by learning disability by making grants to voluntary organisations working in this field.

They offer grants to aid the care and relief of those affected by learning disabilities

  • General Grant Programme for appeals over £10,000
  • Small Grant Programme for appeals under £10,000

Who can apply?

Charities and organisations who aim to aid the research into learning disability and to aid the care and relief of those affected by learning disability. The Fund consider under learning disability the conditions generally referred to as severe learning difficulties, together with autism. In this area, they consider projects concerning children or adults. Please note that they do not give grants for research into or care of those with mental illness, dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, nor ADHD, if they do not also have learning disabilities (intellectual disabilities).

Meetings of the Trustees are usually held in March, June and November of each year.  The deadlines for submitting an appeal for funding over £10,000 are:-

  • 1 December for consideration at the interim meeting in March
  • 1 March for consideration at the June meeting
  • 1 August for consideration at the November meeting.

Keep checking the website as submission deadline dates may be subject to change. Please note the deadlines are final. There are no submission deadlines for applicants seeking funding up to £10,000.

For more information go to the Baily Thomas website

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