The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund is a grant making registered charity which was established primarily to aid the research into learning disability and to aid the care and relief of those affected by learning disability by making grants to voluntary organisations working in this field.

Learning disabilities (intellectual disabilities), with or without autism are our priorities for funding.  We consider projects for children or adults.  We do not give grants for research into or care of people with mental illness, dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, nor ADHD, if they do not also have learning disabilities (intellectual disabilities).

Please review the Fund's eligibility criteria before proceeding with an application to ensure the appeal/proposed study is within remit.


Our grants programmes

Learn more about our grants programmes and apply