Funding Friday

The Matthew Good Foundation “Grants for Good”

Grants up to £3,500 for small UK charities, community and voluntary groups and social enterprises with an annual turnover of under £50,000 that have a positive impact on communities, people and the environment.

The Matthew Good Foundation has announced plans to allocate £10,000 every 3 months to UK not-for-profit organisations that are having a positive impact on local communities, people and the environment. The programme is called ‘Grants for Good”.

The £10,000 will be divided between 5 organisations that receive the most votes from employees of the logistics and travel company, the John Good Group, as follows:

  • Organisations receiving the most votes will receive £3,500
  • Organisations receiving the 2nd most votes will receive £2,500
  • Organisations receiving the 3rd votes will receive £2,000, while
  • 4th and 5th place will each receive £1,000.

Further information and an application form is available on the Matthew Good Foundation website.

The Foundation will meet in April, July, October 2021 and January 2022 to review applications.

Completed application forms should be submitted by the following dates to be considered for the relevant award round:

  • Monday 15 March for the April meeting
  • Tuesday 15 June for the July meeting
  • Wednesday 15 September for the October meeting
  • Wednesday 15 December for the January 2022 meeting.

The Bothwell Charitable Trust

Small grants of £1,000 and £2,000 for UK charities and voluntary organisations working in the fields of children’s causes, disability, hospices, medical research and other charitable causes, including housing and the environment.

The Bothwell Charitable Trust’s objectives are to “benefit or further such charitable purposes, charitable institutions or charitable foundations in the United Kingdom or elsewhere in such manner and in such proportions as the Trustees may from time to time in their absolute discretion determine”.

The Trust has stated that it intends to sustain its grant making objectives for the foreseeable future.

Grants awarded during the year were categorised under the following headings:

  • Children’s’ causes: £97,000
  • Disability/Social work £24,000
  • Hospices £20,000
  • Medical Research £47,000
  • Other Causes £15,000.

Please note the Trust does not maintain a website.

Application deadline: none – applications may be made at any time in writing:

Paul James, Trustee
The Bothwell Charitable Trust
18 Huntingfield
Tel: 0168 963 8980

The Plymouth Ladies Charity Club

Small grants up to £500 for registered charities within the PL (Plymouth) postcode working with children and young people in need aged under 25.

The Plymouth Ladies Charity Club (PLCC) is a grant-making Trust founded by Plymouth businesswoman Shelley Coleman, together with Martin Coleman and John Osmond, in 2016, The charity was established to provide grants of up to £500 for children and young adults aged under 25 living within the PL (Plymouth) postcode area.

The PL postcode area (also known as the Plymouth postcode area), is a group of 35 postcode districts in the South West of England. The area includes Plymouth, Tavistock, Ivybridge, Yelverton and Lifton in Devon

Funding is not available for:

  • Carpets, household furniture or household appliances
  • Overseas trips.

Application deadline: none – applications may be made at any time by application form

Applications are reviewed every 6 weeks.

Details about how to apply for a grant, together with a short application form, can be found on the Charity’s website.