Deadline 28th January 2021
The Woodward Charitable Trust, a grant-making trust, is one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. The Trusts share a common administration but are otherwise independent of each other.
Grants are available to support the core costs of registered charities that help families and young people in the UK with the aim of improving their life chances. The Trust favours small-scale, locally based initiatives and most grants are only for one year.
Following a review of its funding guidelines, the Trust now focuses its grant making on the following areas:
- Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in antisocial behaviour. This covers gang violence and knife crime, education and mentoring, as well as projects that work to raise self-esteem and employment opportunities and encourage an active involvement in and contribution towards the local community.
- Disadvantaged families. This covers parenting support and guidance, mental health, food poverty, refuges and domestic violence projects and would also include projects that benefit travellers, ethnic minorities and refugee families.
- Prisoners and ex-offenders and specifically projects that maintain and develop contact with prisoners’