The Weaver’s Company Benevolent Fund provides grant funding for smaller UK registered charities 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 about £100,000. Those working across the UK should normally have an income of not more than about £250,000. Applicants should be providing services to children and young people aged 5-30 in the following fields:
o Helping disadvantaged young people - supporting projects working with disadvantaged young people to ensure that they are given every possible chance to meet their full potential and to participate fully in society. Young people are normally defined as being aged from 5 to 30 years,and/or
o Offenders and ex-offenders, particularly those under 30 years of age - for work that addresses the social and economic problems faced by this group and their families, and provide them with support, life skills training and a way back into education, training and/or employment, so that they may reintegrate and make a positive contribution to society.
Eligible expenditure includes:
o Pump-priming - particularly from small community-based organisations where the grant would form a major element of the funding.
o Project funding.
o Associated project costs - applicants should include the cost of any overheads associated with the work, such as office/secretarial support, so that the project is not under-funded.
o Core costs - such as general administration and training that enable an organisation to develop and maintain expertise.
o Innovative or pioneering work - that could inspire similar work in other areas of the country.
o Continuation funding - ongoing funding for successful projects, which have proved their worth.
o Emergency or deficit funding - in exceptional circumstances.
Grants up to £15,000 for a period of 12 months are available. Grants for a period of 3 years can be considered for projects of exceptional merit.
Although there;s no match funding requirement, applicants are expected to demonstrate which other funding sources have been explored and secured.
Details of all grants awarded during the Company’s last financial year can be found from page 9 of it annual accounts.
The next deadline for applications is Saturday 30 November 2019.
Further information, together with an application form, can be found on the Company’s website.
The Weaver's Company
Tel: 020 7606 1155