The Noel Buxton Trust Family Grants

The Trustees have decided to focus their funding for families on the issue of domestic abuse.

Trustees recognise that problematic relationships between adults lie at the heart of the most serious difficulties experienced by parents and their children. Abuse in the home is damaging to everyone, but Trustees particularly acknowledge that there is a pervasive impact on children, and one that can affect them into adulthood. Trustees will consider projects that work with survivors and/or perpetrators of domestic abuse.

The Trustees will consider applications for recurrent funding over several years and for “core” running costs. Unfortunately, the Trustees are not able to accept appeals for work in women’s or men’s refuges because of limited funds.

Who can apply?

The Trustees prefer to fund registered charities (exceptionally, organisations that are applying for charitable status can be considered). Trustees tend to offer grants to smaller, grass-roots organisations. The Trustees very much welcome appeals from groups in England , Scotland and Wales.

The emphasis of their giving is on areas outside London , South-east England. The Trust does not generally respond to appeals from large and well-supported charities. Branches of network organisations are not funded. The Trustees welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic community groups.

The maximum grant is £5,000 per year for up to three years.

For more information, and to apply, go to the Trust’s website