Revenue grants of up to £5,000 are available to UK registered charities that are developing communication skills for disadvantaged adults aged 18 and over so that they can improve their employment prospects, self-confidence, resilience and life-chances.

Application deadlineMONDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 2024.
o FunderThe Thomas Wall Trust (founded 1919. Charity number 206121. Total value of all grants awarded during the year ended 31 July 2023: £192,473 (2022: £208,896; 2021: £210,338)).
o Who can apply: UK registered charities with an annual turnover of more than £25,000 and less than £500,000. Individuals may also apply.
o Key wordsLife Skills, Disability, Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), Global Majority, Women and Girls, United Kingdom.

The Thomas Wall Trust awards a small number grants annually of up to £5,000 to UK registered charities for specific projects or core activities that provide disadvantaged adults aged 18 and over with the necessary communication skills for improving their employment prospects, self-confidence, resilience, and life chances.

Applications from charities working with marginalised and disadvantaged groups, such as asylum seekers, refugees, women and people with learning, mental or physical disabilities are welcomed.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for a period of up to 3 years. Projects that have matched funding in place are likely to be prioritised. Applying charities must have an annual turnover of more than £25,000 and less than £500,000.

Grants can be used for project or running costs.

During the year ended 31st July 2023, 342 applications (2022 323 applications) were submitted to the Grants to Individuals programme, and 507 (2022: 362) to the Grants to Registered Charities programme.

The Trust agreed 93 (2022: 112; 2021: 95) grants to individuals amounting to £68.685 (2022: £73,653; 2021: £80,196). During the year, 25 grants (2022: 23; 2021: 17) were awarded to charitable organisations amounting to £123,788 (2022: £113,316; 2021: £81,944).

Grants made to charitable organisations during the year are listed at the foot of page 12 of the Trust’s annual accounts.

Funding is not available for:

o Capital costs (i.e. the purchase of land, buildings or construction).
o Charities that operate outside of the UK.
o Hospitals.
o Organisations with political, lobbying or proselytizing (the action of attempting to convert someone from one religion, belief, or opinion to another), 
o Subsidiaries or franchises of larger charities.

The Trust operates a two-stage application process for its Charities Grant programme, as follows:

1.  Stage 1 is to complete an Expression of Interest form which requires some basic contact information and a short description of what the applicant requires the funding for.
2. Stage 2 is by invitation only and involves completing a more detailed application form.

Further information, guidance and the Expression of Interest form (registration is required) can be found on the Trust’s website.

The next deadline for applications is Monday 16th September 2024 for the Trust’s meeting in November2024.

Contact details for the Trust are:

The Thomas Wall Trust
Five Kings House
1 Queen Street Place
(The Trust prefers to be contacted using the ‘
Contact Form’ available on its website.)