General Grants

The information below relates to the General Grant programme, if you will be applying through the Research Grant programme please refer to the relevant "What We Do Research Grants" page


Application for funding is normally considered for capital and revenue costs and for both specific projects and for general running/core costs.  Grants are awarded for amounts from £250 and depend on a number of factors including the purpose, the total funding requirement and the potential sources of other funds including, in some cases, match funding. 

  • Applications will only be considered from voluntary organisations which are registered charities (that includes Schools and Parent Teacher Associations, Co-operative and Community Societies and other such exempt charities) or are associated with a registered charity.  Please note the Fund does not give grants towards anything considered to be statutory, if you are applying on behalf of a School or PTFA, it would have to be for something such as an extra-curricular club.
  • The Fund does not currently accept appeals from Community Interest Companies.

Grants will not normally be awarded to individuals.


Please see sections 2.5 and 2.6 of the Fund guidelines for full details on the areas of work normally considered within the Fund's policy and for those areas outside the policy.


A further application from an organisation will not normally be considered for a period of at least two years after consideration of a previously successful grant (if your previous application was unsuccessful, this period is one year).  Please note this does not apply to recipients of funding through the Research Grants Programme.


Please note that the Trustees will not consider more than one application from an organisation at any one meeting at a time (this does not apply to the Research Grants programme).


All applications to the Fund may be subject to independent review.