What is funded: Countryside, environmental and green issues; church appeals with an outreach factor; capital requests from theatres, museums and hospices; children’s charities and activities; older people including holidays, winter aid and Christmas parties. The trust also funds social welfare eg playgroups and visits and holidays for children and disabled people.
What is not funded: Organisations without charitable status; state-funded education; medical appeals and research; individuals in the arts. The trust is reluctant to give general running costs or to projects previously supported by state funds.
Where funding can be given: Mainly in North and West Yorkshire with a preference for Bradford and Leeds and rural areas
Range of grants: Maximum grant £5k, average grant £1,250.
Total funding available per year: Variable
How to apply: By letter to The Administrator, c/o 6 Firs Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. HG2 9HA in no more than two sides of A4. Where possible, applicants should enclose their latest report and accounts, a budget for the application and details of any support obtained to date. The trustees meet in early July, November and March of each year and applications should be submitted at least six weeks before meetings if possible.
The trust prefers to adopt a one-off approach to grant-giving. For more information call 01423 810 222 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org