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The Woodward Charitable Trust

By November 1, 2016Funding Opportunities

Deadline 31st July

The Woodward Charitable Trust is a grant-making trust. The Trust primarily funds charitable organisations in the UK.

Trustees will only make grants towards core costs rather than specific projects as they recognise that smaller charities can find these hard to fund. This will hopefully mean that any grant given will have a more direct impact on the organisation concerned.

Trustees will consider applications for core costs which will achieve a positive impact in at least one of the following areas:

  • Arts outreach work by local groups involving disadvantaged people;
  • Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour and in particular organisations that work to discourage individuals getting involved in gangs or violent behaviour;
  • Disability projects, which can include rehabilitation and training for people who are either physically or learning disabled as well as charities supporting mental health issues, particularly where it relates to our other priority areas;
  • Disadvantaged women and their children, covering refuges and domestic violence shelters and groups;
  • Disadvantaged families including parenting support;
  • Prisoners and ex-offenders and specifically projects that help the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders as well as requests to help prisoners’ families;
  • Projects that promote integration and community cohesion particularly amongst minority groups, refugees and traveller communities.

Types of grants

  • Small grants, £100-£5,000 (around 100 grants made per year).
  • Large grants, over£5,000 (around 5 grants are made per year). Large grants are only given to charities known to the Trustees.
  • Children’s summer playscheme grants £500-£1,000 (about 50-70 grants made per year). Applications for these are made separately and considered in April each year. The charities annual income should be under £100,000.

The Trustees favour small-scale, locally based initiatives. Funding is primarily for one-off projects, but the Trustees are also willing to fund core costs. Most grants are only for 1 year.

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