Small Grants

In addition to the main grants programme, the Fund also operates a programme for small grants and research grants.

We provide small grants (up to a maximum of £5,000) which are considered by the Chair of Trustees ahead of the main Board meetings. Applications for small grants are made in the same way as general grants. Please click here for guidelines on applying .


Appeals received for funding of £10,000 and below will initially be considered under the small grants programme and will be referred to the next Main Grant Board Meeting where the recommendation by the Chair is to award more than the maximum of £5,000.


Such grants are usually considered on a monthly basis, or as demand decrees, therefore the closing dates for the deadline for applications does not apply.

The applicant will be notified, in writing, of the outcome of the application.