The Yapp Charitable Trust awards grants to very small charities in England and Wales with an annual expenditure of under £40,000. The Trust’s focus is on helping to sustain existing work rather than funding new work. To be eligible for consideration, charities must have been formally established for a minimum of three years. Grants are offered to support running costs and salaries for up to three years. Grants are not available to assist with capital expenditure, Ongoing grants (typically for 3 years) form the majority of the budget, demonstrating the trustees' commitment to sustaining work that has proved its value.
The Trust’s funding priorities are:
o The care or housing of elderly people.
o The welfare of children and young people, including youth clubs, hostels and similar institutions.
o The care or special education of people who have learning difficulties, or are physically disabled or suffer from mental health problems.
o The advancement of moral welfare, and
o The advancement of education and learning, and of scientific and medical research.
Priority is given to:
o Work that is unattractive to the general public or unpopular with other funders.
o Services that help to improve the lives of marginalised, disadvantaged or isolated people.
o Applicants that can demonstrate an effective use of volunteers.
o Charities that seek to be preventive and aim to change opinion and behaviour through raising awareness of issues, education and campaigning, and
o Applicants that can demonstrate (where feasible) an element of self-sustainability by charging subscriptions/fees to service users.
Grants are normally for a maximum of £3,000 per year for up to three years. The majority of grant awards tend to be for more than one year.
There is no match funding requirement.
Applications may be submitted at any time and are considered at one of the three Trustees meetings each year. Decisions on applications can take up to five months from the date of submission.
Further information, guidance notes and an application form can be found on the Trust's website.
Contact details for the Trust are:
YAPP Charitable Trust
Chester le Street
Tel: 0191 389 3300