Capital grants are available to UK registered charities working in the UK in one of the following areas: alcohol and substance misuse, people with disabilities, disadvantaged minority communities, disadvantaged young people, domestic and sexual abuse, older people, homelessness, prisoners and ex-offenders, and visual impairment.
Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees who will determine what level of grant they will give.
For larger projects (£100,000+), the Foundation generally funds 10% or more of the balance to be raised. For example, if the project cost was £200,000 and the applicant had £150,000 left to raise, the grant award would be at least £15,000. The larger a project, the larger the grant is likely to be.
For smaller projects (with a balance of less than £10,000), the Foundation generally funds between 50% and 100% of the balance.
This Foundation awards grants in the following areas:
- Alcohol and substance misuse – projects supporting people affected by drug and/or alcohol misuse, and their families.
- People with disabilities – projects providing services for people with physical and/or learning disabilities, and/or for people with mental health issues.
- Disadvantaged minority communities – projects that work with minority communities facing both disadvantage (eg economic or cultural) and discrimination (eg due to ethnicity, sexuality, faith) to promote integration into mainstream society by providing:
- Specialist services.
- Access to mainstream services.
- Disadvantaged young people – projects which support disadvantaged young people, particularly (but not restricted to) those in or leaving care, or not in employment, education or training (NEET).
- Domestic and sexual abuse – projects supporting people affected by domestic or sexual abuse.
- Older people – projects providing services for older people, in particular people living in areas of high deprivation and where rural isolation is an issue.
- Homelessness – projects providing services for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
- Prisoners and ex-offenders – projects supporting prisoners and/or ex-offenders, or those at risk of offending, and their families.
- Visual impairment – projects providing services for blind or visually impaired people.