It’s #FundingFriday. This week we have added information on:

  • DM Thomas Foundation for Young People
  • Baily Thomas Charitable Fund
  • Woodward Charitable Trust

DM Thomas Foundation for Young People

Central Grants Programme

Applications working in the areas of education or health with one of our four chosen focus groups are selected or considered:

  • Children and young people with disabilities
  • Children and young people who are sick in hospital
  • Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care)
  • Mental Health of Children and young people

If favoured, grant applications for up to £5,000 can be approved by the Director, up to £10,000 can be approved by the Grants Committee, and applications for more than £10,000 are recommended to the Trustees for final approval. The Foundation is a small charity and generally will not make awards of over £30,000 (per year). Funding can be requested for up to 2 years for any particular project.

Our 2020 application deadlines are:

  • Wednesday 5th February 2020
  • Tuesday 5th May 2020
  • Tuesday 22nd July 2020
  • Tuesday 6th October 2020]

Baily Thomas Charitable Fund

Grants are made to cover capital projects and core costs to include staff costs, general running and office costs at charitable organisations, schools and centres.

Projects funded include:

  • Capital works for residential, nursing and respite care, and schools
  • Play schemes and play therapy schemes
  • Support for families, including respite schemes
  • Support in the community schemes

Applications will only be considered from voluntary organisations which are registered charities or are associated with a registered charity. Schools and Parent Teacher Associations and Industrial & Provident Societies can also apply. Funding in the past has ranged in value from £250 to £150,000.

Applications for £10,000 and below are considered under the Small Grants procedure and can be submitted at any time. Please visit the Baily Thomas Charitable Fund’s website for more details.

The next deadline for applications seeking funding in excess of £10,000 is the 1st January 2020.

Woodward Charitable Trust

Grants of under £3,000 to support the core costs of small charities and grants of up to £1,000 for children’s summer playschemes. Applications are considered twice a year in February/March and October/November. Applications for playschemes are considered in April/May.

The 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
  • Disability projects, including rehabilitation and training for people with learning or physical disabilities and charities supporting mental health issues
  • 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 and support for prisoners’ families
  • Projects that promote integration and community cohesion particularly amongst minority groups, refugees and traveller communities

Please visit the Woodward Charitable Trust website for more details