The trustees favour small-scale, locally based initiatives. Most grants are for less than £3,000.
Registered charities and community interest companies can apply. The organisation’s annual income must be under £300,000 and they must have less than six months’ costs in unrestricted reserves.
The following are not eligible for funding:
- Construction projects such as playgrounds, village halls, and disabled access
- Parish facilities
- Playgroups and pre-school groups
Trustees will consider applications for core costs which will achieve a positive impact in at least one of the following areas:
- Arts outreach work by local groups involving disadvantaged people;
- Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour and in particular organisations that work to discourage individuals getting involved in gangs or violent behaviour;
- Disability projects, which can include rehabilitation and training for people who are either physically or learning disabled as well as charities supporting mental health issues, particularly where it relates to our other priority areas;
- Disadvantaged women and their children, covering refuges and domestic violence shelters and groups;
- Disadvantaged families including parenting support;
- Prisoners and ex-offenders and specifically projects that help the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders as well as requests to help prisoners’ families;
- Projects that promote integration and community cohesion particularly amongst minority groups, refugees and traveller communities.
More information and to apply: http://woodwardcharitabletrust.org.uk/general_applications/