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Baron Davenport's Charity

Baron Davenport's Charity provides funding to groups and individals within the city of Birmingham and the West Midlands counties 60 miles from Birmingham Town Hall.

It awards grants to the following categories:

  • Almshouses, hospices (for children and adults and residential homes
  • Organisations supporting children and young people up to 25 years including those with learning and physical disabilities

Funding is provided for special projects, equipment and running costs. Applications should be made in writing to the charity.

The charity also awards grants to individuals over 60 years who are either a widow, spinster or divorcee and one off grants to single mothers and fatherless children. Applications should be made by a referring organisation or a suitable professional such as a social worker or doctor on the downloadable application form.


Eveson Charitable Trust

The Eveson Charitable Trust supports organisations that help people with disabilities, mental health problems, elderly, homeless and children in need.

It operates in the following areas:

Birmingham city, Coventry city, Dudley, Herefordshire, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Worcestershire.

To obtain financial assistance contact Mr.A Gay, at the Eveson Charitable Trust, 45 Park Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1LP Telephone: 01452 501352

The Midcounties Co-operative Community Fund

The Midcounties Co-operative Community Fund is open to community and voluntary group who work to benefit the communities in the area the Midcounties Co-operative trades.

Groups should be no more than 5 miles away from their nearest branch in one of the following areas:

  • Staffordshire
  • Shropshire
  • West Midlands (Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sandwell and Dudley)
  • Worcestershire
  • Gloucestershire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Swindon

It also provides funding for specific post codes in the following areas:

  • Warwick CV5, CV8, CV10, CV36
  • Birmingham B43, B62, B90, B94, B97

Grants are provided up to a maximum of £2,000, funding items such as equipment, running costs for a local event, staff costs and training for volunteers.

Further guidelines on the criteria and a downloadable application form can be found on the website.

Closing date for next round of funding  - Friday 8th August 2014


Sheldon Trust

The Sheldon Trust supports registered charities with community projects, special needs groups, youth development and holidays for the disadvantaged.

There are geographical boundaries for the various grant categories:

  • Community projects and special needs groups - West Midlands (in particular, Birmingham City, Coventry City, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Wolverhampton and the County of Warwickshire).
  • Youth development grants - available to organisations operating nationally.
  • Holiday grants for the disadvantaged - West Midlands and Greater London

Applications for the holiday grants are only accepted in the spring and usually average about £600.

Funding will close when sufficient applications have been received for each funding round.  Do check the website for up-to-date closing dates as these are subject to changes.


See also:

Axis Foundation

SF Fund (East and West Midlands only)


Emma Russell Educational Foundation

The Emma Russell Educational Foundation provides financial support to students going into further education who live within the Parish of Ledbury or Wellington Heath areas.

Support for the student's costs including books, equipment, fees or travel expenses.

To obtain an application forms contact: Masefield Solicitors, Worcester Road, Ledbury, Herefordshire or telephone: 01531 632377


Shropshire Cerebral Palsy Society

The Shropshire CP (Cerebral Palsy) Society provides grants for any individual with cerebral palsy that lives in the county of Shropshire.

There is no set limit on a grant as all requests will be considered on its own merits. Any request not covered by statutory funding will be considered.

They have recently funded sports wheelchairs, holidays, Hippotherapy,shoes,carpets,beds and hospital transport costs.

The organisation meets monthly with the exception of August and December.

Any grants provided will be paid directly to the supplier not to individuals.



North Staffs Carers Association

The North Staffs Carers Association inform and support unpaid carers in the North Staffordshire area.

The organisation have an accessible caravan for short breaks either Monday to Thursday or Friday to Sunday.

The caravan is located near Blackpool.  Telephone the Carers Centre on 01782 793100 for further details.


The Staffordshire Foundation

The Staffordshire Foundation oversees national grants schemes and distributes funds on behalf of other local charities and trusts. Of these the following may be of interest: 

Children's Holiday Fund

The Children's Holiday Fund is provided for children and young people aged between 4 and 17 years who require a recuperative, respite or educational holiday.

To be eligible for support you must be resident in Stoke on Trent and have parents or guardians who are on benefits.

To apply download an application form. Your application must be supported by a doctor, health visitor or headteacher.

Malam Health Fund

This fund provides small grants to people living in Stoke-on-Trent who require a holiday for convalescence or recovery from an illness.

Applicants must be over 18 years and unable to fund themselves and in receipt of benefits.

Realise Foundation

The Realise Foundation helps students aged 18 years+ suffering from financial hardship who require additional support to continue with their studies.

The maximum award of £500 can be used towards items such as IT equipment, learning materials, travel costs and childcare.

To apply download an application form.



Walsall Council - Preventative Adaptations

Walshall Council are able to offer discretionary grants for housing that is in addition to the Disabled Facilities Grant.

It is able to fund adaptations for your home costing between £500 and £12,000. This might include stair lifts, ramps door widening, level access shower and downstairs toilets.

To be eligible for a grant:

  • Your house must be in Walsall
  • In Council Tax band A, B, C or D
  • The adaptations must be for an adult
  • Your home must have enough equity to cover the cost of the work

If you are interested in applying contact the Council 01922 652190 or e-mail johnsonnicola@walsall.gov.uk



The WPH Charitable Trust

The Warwickshire Private Hospital Trust provides funding for individuals, groups and organisations that prevent, relieve and cure sickness in Warwickshire and Coventry.

The Trust helps individuals with funding their medical care.  This might include:

  • Speech and language therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Cancer care funding (such as medical equipment and care at home)
  • Respite care
  • Specialist equipment for the blind
  • Special Educational Needs funding (such as incontinence mattress, cooking attachments)
  • Special Needs Children funding (such as sensory items)
  • Autism funding for children and adults 
  • Care Staff funding (such as day trips for sick or disabled children and adults)

To apply: complete the online application form.  Supporting evidence is required.



John Martin's Charity

The John Martin's Charity supports the residents of Evesham and the surrounding areas.

It is able to help four main groups:

  • Educational - for students in further and higher education from 16+ years to retirement age. Only students over the age of 25 years are assessed for income.
  • Relief in Need - to benefit children, families, disabled and others on low income. It is able to fund household items, medical and mobility equipment.
  • Pensioners - providing financial support for those pensioners on low income. It also provides a summer trip and winter pantomime.
  • Health matters - for help towards the cost of medication, medical aids or adaptations. This would need to be supported by a therapist or other helath professional.

The charity is also able to provide funding to local organisations and groups for both capital items and general expenditure, including project costs.

Further information and application forms are available to download from their website.



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