March Issue of Funding E-Bulletin from Voluntary & Community Action





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March 2015


Voluntary and Community Action



Welcome to the March 2015 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:

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation

Funding is available to not-for-profit organisations, including charities, companies and community trusts, for projects in the areas of culture and the arts that make a real and ongoing difference to people’s lives in the UK. Applications can be made at any time. The Foundation aims to provide a decision within five to eight months.

Sarah Miller, The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Sydmonton Court Estate, Burghclere
Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 9NJ, Tel: 01635 278 594, E-mail:  Website:

ASDA Foundation

The ASDA Foundation assists charities, people and projects within the UK that require financial assistance. The Foundation can only support a limited number of requests that have the direct support and involvement from ASDA colleagues. ASDA colleagues will support many local charities, local community groups, schools, playgroups, community centres and football teams. Applications may be made at any time.

Enquiries, ASDA, Asda House, Southbank, Great Wilson Street, Leeds, LS11 5AD

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

Grants are available to charities for a range of projects. The project area changes each year. The Trust operates a three-year rotation of categories for applications. 2014: Music and the Arts; and Elderly. There are two deadlines per year: 1 June and 1 November and grants are between £1,000 and £3,000 for project costs.

Karen Frank, Administrator, The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust, PO Box 124, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 7YN, E-mail:

Bedfordshire Police Partnership

Grants are available to local community groups in Bedfordshire for projects that address crime prevention, community safety, drugs misuse and prevention, schools liaison and road safety. Grants of up to £1,000 are available. Applications may be made at any time.


Geoff Comb, Trust Administrator, Bedfordshire Police Partnership, Police Headquarters, Woburn Road, Kempston, Bedford, MK43 9AX, Tel: 01234 842612

Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation

The Foundation provides grant funding in England and Wales in support of a wide range of charitable projects in the areas of: Community; Education; Arts; Health; Social Welfare; Emergency and Armed Forces; Environment; Animal Welfare; and Amateur Sports. Small grants up to and including £5,000, medium grants of between £5,001 and £25,000, and large grants of over £25,000.


John Rimmington, Director, Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation, 20 Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6LH, Tel: 020 7408 2198, E-mail: Website:

Boost Charitable Trust

Grants are available to organisations helping disabled and disadvantaged individuals participate in sport. Grants of £500 are available for project costs and applications can be made at any time.

Lucy Till, Building On Overlooked Sporting Talent (BOOST) Charitable Trust, 5 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AS, Tel: 020 7078 1955, E-mail:

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:

Bruce Wake Charitable Trust

Grant for the provision of leisure activities for the disabled.

Applications may be submitted at any time and are considered quarterly.


Enquiries, Bruce Wake Charitable Trust, PO Box 9335, Oakham, LE15 0ET, Rutland, Tel: 0844 879 3349, Website:

Charles Hayward Foundation

The Foundation makes grants to charities under the following categories: Heritage and Conservation; Criminal Justice; Older People; Overseas; Youth at Risk (not currently accepting unsolicited applications). Small grants up to £7,000 and main grants up to £25,000 and applications may be submitted at any time.

Dorothy Napierala, Foundation Administrator, Charles Hayward Foundation, Hayward House, 45 Harrington Gardens, London, SW7 4JU, Tel: 020 7370 7063

The Childwick Trust

Grants are available to UK registered charities.  The overall focus of the charity is to award grants for the promotion of health, particularly for the relief of the disabled and older people in need. The majority of grants in the disability, older people and serious illness category typically range between £5,000 and £30,000. Applications may only be submitted between the months of April and October.

Mrs Karen Groom, Trust Administrator, The Childwick Trust, 9 The Green, Childwick Bury, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 6JJ, Tel: 01727 844666, E-mail:  Website:

CHK Charities Limited

The charity annually awards grants to charitable organisations in the UK involved in a wide range of activities. Applications can be made at any time.  Applications are considered by the Trustees approximately every two months.

The Secretary and Administrator, CHK Charities Limited, 14 St George Street, London, W1S 1FE, Tel: 020 3207 7232, Website:

The CLA Charitable Trust

The Trust awards grants to organisations, to provide facilities for the disabled to take part in country sports and recreation, and training in agriculture and horticulture. It also promotes education in the countryside for disadvantaged children and young people. The average grant awarded is in the region of £2,500 and applications may be submitted at any time.


Peter Geldart LLM, Director, The CLA Charitable Trust, Caunton Grange, Caunton, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 6AB, E-mail:, Website:

Clore Duffield Foundation

Grants are available to registered charities in support of the cultural sector. Support is also occasionally available to the health and social care sectors. Grants range from less than £5,000 to over £1 million and applications may be submitted at any time.

Enquiries, Clore Duffield Foundation, Studio 3, Chelsea Manor Studios, Flood Street
London, SW3 5SR, Tel: 0207 351 6061, E-mail:


The Concertina Charitable Trust

Grants are available to charitable organisations to improve the quality of life of elderly members of society, through cultural activities and related facilities. Annual deadlines: 30 April and 31 October and grants are usually in the region of £500.


England Office, The Concertina Charitable Trust, 20 Kent House, Aylesford Street, London, SW1V 3QB, Website:


D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

Grants to charities in support of causes connected with the arts, medical welfare and the environment.  In particular, bursaries for arts education establishments, promotion of access, education and excellence in the arts, hospice care, autism, the deafblind, respite care and care for carers, preservation of the countryside and heritage conservation. Grants ranging from £1,000 to £50,000 are available and special consideration is given to lesser known charities.

Mrs Jane Thorne, The Secretary, The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, 1 Savoy Hill
London, WC2R 0BP, Tel: (020) 7420 2600


Derek Butler Trust

Grant for charitable organisations in the UK carrying out medical care or music activities. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Previous grants have been for between £5,000 and £2.5 million and application may be made at any time.


Enquiries, Derek Butler Trust, Underwood Solicitors LLP, 40 Welbeck Street, London, W1G 8LN, Tel: 020 7526 6000, E-mail:


Drapers' Charitable Fund

Grant for charities to help improve the quality of life for people and their communities by targeting the disadvantaged and socially excluded, through grants in the fields of education and relief of need. Grants awarded are normally for sums under £10,000.


Charities Administrator, Drapers' Company, Drapers’ Hall, Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DQ, Tel: 020 7588 5001, E-mail:, Website:


Duke of Devonshire's Charitable Trust

Grants for registered charities that are undertaking general charitable activities. Every application is considered on its own merits. Donations in the last few years have typically been for between £250 and £10,000. Applicants wishing to apply to the next meeting in Summer 2015 are asked not to send their applications before 1 April 2015.


Mollie Moseley, Duke of Devonshire's Charitable Trust, Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP, Website:


Goldsmiths' Company

Grant support for general charitable needs, ranging from disadvantaged in society and general welfare to the churches, culture and the arts. The average grant awarded is £3,000 and applications can be made at any time.


Charity Administrator Goldsmiths' Company Goldsmiths’ Hall Foster Lane London EC2V 6BN Tel: 020 7606 7010 E-mail: Website:


Hilden Charitable Fund - Summer Playschemes

Grants are available to voluntary and community groups in the UK to help run summer play schemes for the benefit of disadvantaged children. Grants of between £500 and £1,500 are available for project costs of Organisations must have an income of less than £150,000 The 2015 deadline: 14 May 2015.

Applicants must send a copy of their most recent annual report and accounts which must include details of your Trustee Board/Management Committee.

The Hilden Charitable Fund, 34 North End Road, London W14 0SH Tel/Fax: 0207 603 1525, Email:  Website:


Hilton in the Community Foundation (HCF)

The Hilton in the Community Foundation aims to make a real difference to those most in need. It supports projects within the UK and Ireland that focus on Young People and Education, and Young People and Health. 2015 deadlines: 10 February 2015; 5 May 2015; 28 July 2015; and 13 October 2015.

Enquiries, Hilton in the Community Foundation (HCF), 179-199 Holland Park Avenue, London, W11 4UL, Tel: (020) 7605 7733, E-mail: Website:


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 Rank Foundation

Grants for charities in the UK for developing leadership amongst young people, work with the elderly, the disabled and with young people, and the promotion of Christian principles. Small Appeals grants of up to £7,500 and applications to the Small Appeals programme may be made at any time.

Rosamond McNulty, The Rank Foundation, 12 Warwick Square, London, SW1V 2AA, Tel: 020 7834 7731, E-mail:

Rayne Foundation

Grants are available to charities in the UK in support of work of national importance which helps society's most vulnerable or disadvantaged individuals, especially children, young people and the elderly. Areas of interest include arts, education, health/medicine and social welfare and development. Applications may be submitted at any time.

Morin Carew, Grants Administrator, Rayne Foundation, 100 George Street, London, W1U 8NU, Tel: 020 7487 9656, E-mail: Website:

Rowing Foundation

Grants to support rowing in Britain with preference shown to encouraging participation in rowing by the young or disabled through the provision of equipment. The Foundation's preference is to make grants of between £500 and £2,000.

Pauline Churcher, Rowing Foundation, 2 Roehampton Close, London, SW15 5LU
Tel: 020 8878 3723, E-mail:


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