Formerly the Woodlands Trust

Who do we support? 

The Trustees geographical area is the West Midlands and London within the boundaries of the M25. The Trustees interests lie with youth between the ages of 16-25 and the elderly. Grants are usually for equipment, furnishings, running costs, helplines, etc.

The Trust is a small charity and therefore cannot provide help with the cost of buildings only furnishings, equipment and alterations to existing buildings to comply with health and safety regulations. The Trustees do set aside a small amount of their annual income for continuing grants for revenue funding of projects of which they have personal knowledge and fall within their geographical area and criteria.

Exclusions

The Trustees do not consider applications from charities with an income of over £1M and/or free unrestricted reserves to the value of more than six months of the applicant organisations annual expenditure.

How much do we give?

In the financial year ending 5 April 2016 the Trustees authorised grants of £37,155 for 16 organisations. The average size of grant was £2,300. Some of these grants were repeated in subsequent years.

When to apply?

The Trustees meet twice a year to consider applications for funding, in the Spring and the Autumn. Application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted at least 6 weeks before the date of the next meeting.

How to apply?

The Trustees require all applicants to submit their application online. The next meeting of the Trustees will take place in March 2018. The exact date will be confirmed in December 2017. The online application for the March meeting will be opened in early January 2018. 

If you had started but not completed an application when the form was closed for the October 2017 meeting, the information you entered will have been saved and you will be able to complete the form In January 2018.

The online application is now closed.

If you have any queries please e-mail the Trust Administrator  

What to include with your application?

The following documents should be uploaded with your application form.

A copy of your most recent signed accounts, a budget for the project for the current financial year and, if you are applying for a salary, a job description.

Draft accounts are not accepted. Please do not send any other information as it will be discarded.

If you are unable to upload documents then please either email or send hard copies to 70 St. George's Square, London SW1V 3RD.

Grant Offers

Successful organisations will be sent a letter confirming the grant offer and any conditions. The grant acceptance letter must be signed by a senior staff member within your organisation, preferably your Director/Chief Executive or Assistant Director.  Unsuccessful applicants will also be advised in writing.

Reporting on the Grant

Grantholders will be sent a short monitoring form to be completed and returned to the Trust at the end of the project. This form will be sent to you just before your project is due to end. Further applications from your organisation will not be considered unless this form has been submitted.

Re-applying

Unsuccessful applicants can re-apply after two years. Successful applicants will not be considered for a period of two years following receipt of a grant (or final payment of repeat funding).

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