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Fund title: Woodward Charitable Trust

Focus of fund/fund aims:

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

Application deadline:

Refer to the website for deadlines: applications are considered twice a year in February/March and October/November. Applications for playschemes are considered in April/May.

Fund description:

The Woodward Charitable Trust makes grants to support the core costs of small charities.

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

The majority of grants are for under £3,000 (usually around 100 grants per year). Applications are accepted from registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations and community interest companies.

In addition, 60-70 grants of £250-£1,000 per year are made for small charities running children’s summer playschemes.

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