The Trust like to help projects that are small scale and would find it hard to get funding from big trusts.
It is privately funded and doesn’t appeal for funds, so can take risks and support unpopular causes in ways that big charities find hard to do. The Trust is entirely run by volunteers, so running costs are low.
These are the questions the Trust asks:
Is it something new for this particular area?
It doesn’t matter if the idea is tried and tested in other parts of the country.
If it is new for this community then the Trust is interested
Is it small?
The Trust normally give grants to projects where an initial £125 to £2,500 can make a real difference. It almost never makes contributions to large appeals, such as for buildings or minibuses. In general, it looks at what it is costing per-head to reach the people the project is helping.