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Woodward Charitable Trust Accepting Applications for Main Grants

Date: 
Thu, 03/05/2018

The Woodward Charitable Trust, a grant-making trust, is one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. Twice a year it offers a limited number of grants to charitable organisations in the UK, especially those which make good use of volunteers and encourage past and current users to participate. The trust's grant-making continues to be primarily reactive but with some selected projects initiated by the trustees.

Grants of between £100 and £5,000 (around 100 grants are made per year) are available for one-off projects, though the Trustees are willing to consider funding running costs, including core cost and salaries.

The Trust focuses its grant-making on the ‘amelioration and raising awareness of social exclusion, particularly in the following areas’:

  • Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour.
  • Prisoners and ex-offenders. Projects that help the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders are supported as well as requests to help prisoners’ families
  • Disadvantaged women, covering refuges, domestic violence and parenting.
  • Disability projects, which can include rehabilitation and training for people who are either physically disabled or learning disabled.
  • Arts outreach work by local groups involving disadvantaged people.
  • Projects that promote integration and community cohesion amongst minority groups, including refugees and travellers.

The Trustees favour small-scale, locally based initiatives.

Please note the following:

  • Prospective applicants should be aware that only 22% of the 863 applications received last year were successful.
  • Unsolicited applications from charities whose annual income exceeds £300,000 will NOT be accepted.

The deadline for applications is 31 July 2018 for consideration in October 2018.

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