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.
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 Field Family Charitable Trust meeting due to take place on 15 March 2017 is now closed. The Trustees are not able to accept any further applications for consideration at this meeting.
The next meeting of the Field Family Charitable Trust will take place in October 2017 on a date yet to be decided. The Trustees will begin accepting applications for this meeting during July. Please monitor this website for further information as it becomes available.
If you had already started an online application when the form was closed for the March 2017 meeting the information will have been saved and you will be able to access and complete the unfinished form when the Trustees begin accepting applications for their meeting due to take place in October 2017.
The online application form 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.
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.
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).