Grants are available for:
1. Helping disadvantaged young people - the object of the fund is to support projects working with disadvantaged young people to ensure that they are given every possible chance to realise their potential and to participate fully in society. Young people are normally defined as being aged from 5 to 30 years, and
2. Supporting offenders and ex-offenders, particularly those under 30 years of age - many offenders and ex-offenders suffer from a variety of difficult and complex problems and they are amongst the most vulnerable members of society. Funding is available for work that addresses the social and economic problems faced by this group and their families. Projects should provide beneficiaries with support, life skills, training and a way back into education, training and/or employment, so that they may reintegrate into and make a positive contribution to society.
Priority is given to smaller organisations which offer direct services. Local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than £100,000. Those working across the UK should normally have an income of not more than £250,000.
The Fund normally awards one-off grants up to £15,000, although in exceptional circumstances grants up to 3 years may be awarded.
There is a matched funding requirement for the Fund. Applicants will be required to show that they have sought and secured funding from other sources to support their application.
Further information, guidance and an application for is available on the Charity's website. The completed form should be printed and posted to the Trust along with the required supporting documentation detailed in the guidance.
The next application deadline is Friday 19 November 2021 for the Fund’s meeting on 21 February 2022.
Contact details for the Fund are:
Mr James Gaselee
Clerk to the Trustees
The Weaver's Company
Tel: 020 7606 1155