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 projects related to Young People between the ages of 16-25 and the Elderly. Grants are usually for equipment, furnishings, running costs, or helplines. Grants to cover the cost of buildings are not considered. However, furnishings, equipment and alterations to existing buildings to comply with health and safety regulations are favoured.

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. Grants range from £1,000 to £10,000 according to the need and the project.

When to apply?

The Trustees meet twice a year to consider applications for funding, in April and September. 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 on Monday 23 April 2018. The link to the online application form will be available on this web page until the number of applications received reaches the maximum for this meeting, or until Thursday 8th March 2018, whichever is soonest. The link to the online form may be removed without notice if the maximum number of applications is received before the closing date.

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 by clicking the link below using the login details you set up previously.

To begin a new application, please click the link below. There are some eligibility questions to be answered before applicants can access the full application form.

The online application is now open. Click here to begin your application.

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 e-mail 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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