THE W G EDWARDS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

Predominantly capital grants averaging £1,163 in 2020/21 for UK registered charities with an annual turnover of under £100,000 that are supporting older people aged 65 and over.

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o Application deadline: Friday 10 December 2021 (further application deadlines are provided below).

o Funder: The W G Edwards Charitable Foundation (Founded 1985. Charity number 293312. Total value of all grants awarded during the year ended 5 April 2021: £103,905).

o Who can apply: UK registered charities with an annual turnover of under £100,000.

The aims of the W G Charitable Foundation are to assist with the provision of care for older people (aged 65 and over) through existing charities, principally with capital projects but also other innovative schemes for ongoing care, in particular by:

o Supporting as many projects as possible, even if this means smaller individual grants.
o Donating to refurbishment/building projects nearing completion rather than those in the planning stage.
o Supporting all kinds of groups of older people;
o Sponsoring individual named items of expenditure rather than donating into a pool or an unrestricted fund, 
and
o Ensuring that any funding is properly spent on those specific items sponsored.

Projects should fall into one of the following two categories:

1. Health and welfare - grants are for the refurbishment of residential care housing for the elderly and for building projects which are nearing completion. Consideration will also be given to the provision of equipment and furniture to enhance care and improve quality of life.
2. 
Community and innovation - grants for community initiatives such as exercise classes for the over-65s, lunch clubs, horticultural therapy and day trips. Consideration will also be given to technology projects aimed at benefitting the over-65s.

While there are no minimum or maximum grant award levels, the vast majority of grants made are between £1,000 and £3,000.

UK registered charities providing services to older people may apply, providing the charity has an annual turnover of £100,000 or less and has been registered as a charity for at least 2 years.
 

Further information, guidance and details about how to apply is available on the Foundation’s website.

The Foundation’s annual application deadlines are:

o The deadline for applications for the January meeting is December 10.
o The deadline for applications for the April meeting is 
March 10.
o The deadline for applications for the July meeting is 
June 10and
o The deadline for applications for the October meeting is September 10.

Contact details for the Foundation, as listed in its Charity Commission entry, are:

The W G Edwards Charitable Foundation
14 Windsor Terrace
South Gosforth
Newcastle  NE3 1YL
Tel: 0191 2843612
Email: wgedwardscharity(at)icloud.com

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