September Issue Funding Voluntary and Community Action




Funding E-Bulletin




September 2014


Voluntary and Community Action



Welcome to the September 2014 issue of the Funding E-Bulletin from Voluntary and Community Action.

ACT Foundation

ACT provides grants to individuals and other charities, with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need, (specifically the mentally and physically disabled).

Applications can be submitted at any time. The Grants Manager, The ACT Foundation (ACT), 61 Thames Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1QW, Tel: 01753 753900
E-mail:  Website:

Baily Thomas Charitable Fund

Grants are available to voluntary organisations for research into learning disability or to assist with the care and relief of those affected by learning disability. Grants are awarded for amounts from £250. Small Grants - Applications can be made at any time and will be considered before the main meetings.

Deadlines are as follows:

  • General Grants - 1 December 2014.
  • Small Grants - Applications can be made at any time and will be considered before the main meetings.

Mrs Ann Cooper, Secretary to the Trustees, Baily Thomas Charitable Fund, c/o TMF Management UK Limited, 400 Capability Green, Luton, Beds, LU1 3AE, Tel: 01582 439225, E-mail: Website:


Barchester Healthcare Foundation

The Foundation awards grants to improve quality of life for older people and other adults with a physical or mental disability, where health and/or social care needs cannot be met by the statutory public sector or by the individual. Examples include: the purchase of care equipment, provision of activities and innovative pilot projects. Grants of between £100 and £5,000 and applications are accepted at any time.


Contact The Administrator, Suite 201, The Chambers, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XF, Tel: 0800 328 3328, E-mail: Website:


Boshier-Hinton Foundation

Grants for charities working with children and adults with special educational or other needs for project costs. Typical grants range from £500 to £2,000. In exceptional cases more substantial amounts may be awarded. Applications may be submitted at any time.


Dr Peter Boshier, Secretary/Treasurer, Boshier-Hinton Foundation, Yeomans, Aythorpe Roding, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1PD, Tel: 01245 231032, E-mail: Website:


Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust

The Trust awards grants to registered charities with the emphasis on helping: medical charities and research; older people; and those who have fallen on hard times through no fault of their own for capital and project costs. The Trustees aim to support fewer charities, with larger grants of £5,000 and above and the next deadline is 31 December 2014.


Mr A J Twitchett, Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust, Trowers & Hamlins LLP, 3 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8YZ, E-mail: Website:


Dr Scholl Foundation

Grants are available worldwide in the areas of: education; social service; healthcare; civic and cultural; and environmental.


The application form and the related materials specified in the instructions are accepted during the application period which opens annually on 1 November and closes on 1 March. There is no grant limit; however, on average, grants range from $5,000 to $25,000.


Enquiries, Dr Scholl Foundation, 1033 Skokie Boulevard, Suite 230, Northbrook, Illinois 60062 Tel: (00) 1 847 559 7430, Website:


The Eranda Foundation

Grant for charities undertaking projects for research into medicine and education, encouraging the arts and supporting social welfare. The next deadline is 31 December.

Mrs Gail Devlin-Jones, The Secretary, The Eranda Foundation, PO Box 6226, Wing, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0XF, Tel: 01296 689157, E-mail:


Football Association – Funding for Leagues

Funding is available to support football leagues in England (outside the National League System) so they can purchase equipment that assists in the administration of that league for computer equipment. The level of grant depends on the size of the league and will be based on £10 per team. A minimum grant of £350 and maximum of £1,200 applies. Leagues must: be FA or County FA affiliated; be below step five in the Women's Pyramid of Football; be an 11-a-side/youth/mini soccer/ small-sided (non-commercial); and be non-profit-making. 2014/15 deadline: 1 May 2015.


Leagues and Clubs Administrator, The Football Association, Wembley Stadium, PO Box 1966, London, SW1P 9EQ, Tel: 0844 980 8200 # 4593, E-mail: 


Forbes Charitable Foundation

Grant for UK charitable organisations or individuals supporting adults with learning disabilities. Grants are usually made up to £5,000. The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time. Applications should arrive by the last day of February, June, or October to be considered at the next appropriate Trustees’ meeting. Applicants are adviced not to submit a completed application too far ahead of the next closing date.

Secretary to the Trustees, Forbes Charitable Foundation, PO Box 6256, Nuneaton, CV11 9HT,

Freemasons' Grand Charity

The charity makes grants to Masonic and non-Masonic charities in England and Wales. Grants are broadly aimed at charitable work in the following fields: Youth Opportunities; Vulnerable People; Medical Research; and Hospices. Grants range in value from £500 to over £50,000 for project costs.

  • Masonic Relief Grants - applications may be submitted at any time.
  • Non-Masonic Charities - grant applications are considered at meetings held in January, April, July and October. There is no deadline date for the receipt of applications. However, applications received less than six weeks before a meeting will be held over to the next meeting.

Head of Non-Masonic Grants, Freemasons' Grand Charity, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ, Tel: 020 7395 9261, E-mail: Website:


London Luton Airport Community Trust Fund

Grants for community organisations in Luton and areas to the north east, south and south west of London Luton Airport for activities in the following areas: safer and stronger communities; environment and economic development; health and wellbeing; and children and young people.

Grants of up to £7,500 are available for revenue costs, although capital items of up to £1,000 will be considered. The panel meets four times a year, in March, June, September and December. Applications should be submitted by the end of the second week of the month before each meeting (ie February, May, August and November).


Enquiries, Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation, The Old School, Southill Road, Cardington, Bedfordshire, MK44 3SX, Tel: 01234 834930, E-mail:


The Lotus Foundation

Grant for charitable organisations undertaking projects that advance social welfare. The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.

Mrs B Starkey The Lotus Foundation Startling Music Ltd 90 Jermyn Street 1st Floor London SW1Y 4JD Tel: 0207 930 5133 Website:


The Manifold Charitable Trust

The Trust makes grants to charitable causes, for the preservation of culturally important activities and buildings favouring those engaged in conservation.

Projects covered include educational, environmental, conservational, the arts (particularly music) preserving buildings and monuments of architectural interest, museums and galleries, churches and chapels.


For more information contact The Manifold Charitable Trust, Shottesbrooke House, Maidenhead, SL6 3SW E-mail:


Mercers' Charitable Foundation

Support is available for charities and educational establishments in the UK working in the areas of: welfare; education; heritage and the arts; and religion Support is restricted to capital appeals that are within the last 20% of their target and for which support in the region of £5,000 to £20,000 will make a difference.


Grants Officer, Mercers’ Hall, Ironmonger Lane, London, EC2V 8HE, Tel: (020) 7726 4991, E-mail: Website:


The Paul Bush Foundation Trust

Grants are available to registered charities who are working to support the needs of adults and children with acquired physical disabilities. Grants of up to £10,000 for an organisation, but preference is given to funding discrete projects with defined outcomes. Applications may be submitted at any time and will be considered twice a year in April and October.


Grants Administrator, The Paul Bush Foundation Trust, March House, Long March, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 4NR, Tel: 01327 876210, E-mail:


Quaker Housing Trust

Grants are available for charitable organisations carrying out housing projects for those in need. The application process is ongoing and eligible organisations may apply at any time. Applications are considered at Trustee meetings which are held five times per year.

Paula Harvey, The Secretary, Quaker Housing Trust, Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London
NW1 2BJ, Tel: 020 7663 1036, E-mail: Website:


The Dulverton Trust

Grants are available for projects in the fields of: youth opportunities; general welfare; conservation; and preservation.  The majority of the Trust's work is in support of national and regional charities operating in England, Scotland and Wales.  The trust offers  Major Grants with no upper or lower limit of grant specified in the guidelines. Major grants: applications may be made at any time and will be considered in February, June and October and grants are typically between £10,000 and £30,000.

The Dulverton Trust, 5 St James's Place, London SW1A 1NP, Tel: 020 7495 7852, E-mail: Website:


The Theatres Trust

Small capital grants are available to theatres that are run by charities and not-for-profit groups that can clearly demonstrate the value capital improvements to their theatres would make to their work with local communities. Grants of up to £5,000 for Small capital project costs, Second 2014 deadline: 5 November 2014 (midday).

Resources Officer, The Theatres Trust, 22 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0QL, Tel: 020 7836 8591, E-mail: Website:


The Wakeham Trust

Grants are available to registered charities, community and voluntary groups in the UK to help re-build communities through community participation. Applications may be submitted at any time Grants of between £75 and £750.


Enquiries, The Wakeham Trust, Wakeham House, Rogate, Petersfield, Hants, GU31 5EJ, Tel: 01730 821748, E-mail:  Website:


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