The Woodward Charitable Trust makes grants to support the core costs of small charities. The Trustees particularly look to fund projects that help families and young people and that are aiming to improve the life chances of the beneficiaries.
Who is eligible to apply?
They are looking for organisations that aim to achieve a positive impact in at least one of the following areas:
- Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour and projects to help those who have been in the care system.
- Disadvantaged families, this covers parenting support and guidance, mental health, food poverty, refuges, and domestic violence projects, and would also include projects that benefit travellers, ethnic minorities, and refugee families;
- Prisoners and ex-offenders and specifically projects that maintain and develop contact with prisoners’ families and help with the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders after their release.
- Registered charities, Charity Incorporated Organisations (CIOs), and Community Interest Companies (CICs).
- Please note that the Trust does not fund unsolicited applications from charities whose annual income exceeds £200,000 or an organisation that has more than six months running costs in its unrestricted reserves.
How much can you apply for?
The Trustees make two types of grants:
- Small grants – up to £3,000, but usually £1,000 or less;
- Large grants – Only a few large grants are awarded over £3,000 each year, and these are usually to charities known to the Trustees. Please note that unsolicited applications for more than £3,000 will always be rejected.
- The Trustees favour small-scale, locally-based initiatives, and most grants are only for one year.
Is there a deadline?
- The general grant round is opened on Monday 5 June 2023. The deadline for receiving applications is noon on Friday 28 July 2023.
- Please consult the diary page for up-to-date deadlines.
How to apply?
- General Application Guidelines are here.
- If you would like further support from RVA with submitting a funding application or any support with governance required for your group to get ready for this funding, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0118 937 2273 for free and independent support and advice.