Woodward Charitable Trust Small Grants

Grants available for: Small registered charities delivering small-scale local projects
Size of grants given: Up to £5,000. Most grants are under £3,000.
Currently closed. Expected to reopen April 2017 with deadline June 2017.

Aims of fund

To support (registered) charities working on projects that focus on:

  • Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour.
  • Prisoners and ex-offenders. Projects that help the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders are supported as well as requests to help prisoners’ families.
  • Disadvantaged women, covering refuges, domestic violence and parenting.
  • Disability projects, which can include rehabilitation and training for people who are either physically disabled or learning disabled.
  • Homelessness, especially affecting young people and women, and covering facilities such as women’s refuges.
  • Arts outreach work by local groups involving disadvantaged people.
  • Projects that promote integration and community cohesion among minority groups, including refugees and travellers.

Priority is given to charities which make good use of volunteers and who involve past and current service users in running the organisation.

Who can apply

Registered charities with income under £300,000 per year.

How much and what can you apply for

Up to £5,000 to support work that meets the trust’s aims. Most grants given are for less than £3,000. In 2014-15 only 9 grants  for £3,000 or more were awarded. Approximately 100 grants are made per year.

The Trustees favour small-scale, locally based initiatives. Funding is primarily for one-off projects, but the Trustees are willing to consider funding running costs (including core cost and salaries).

How to apply

Download an application form from their website, and return it by either email or post.

Deadlines for application

Currently closed. Expected to reopen April 2017 with deadline June 2017.

Contact details

Mrs Karin Hooper
The Woodward Charitable Trust
The Peak
5 Wilton Road
London SW1V 1AP
020 7410 0330

Date & initials

24/1/2017 RR