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Charities and Trusts
Charities and Trusts U - Z

Ulverscroft Foundation

The Ulverscroft Foundation provides community grants to organisations that support the visually impaired such as schools, libraries, hospitals, social and welfare groups.

Applications should be made in writing detailing how many visually impaired people would benefit from the project and the amount of funding already obtained.  Alternatively, download an application form.

Contact: Mrs Joyce Sumner, The Ulverscroft Foundation, The Green, Bradgate Road, Anstey, Leicester, LE7 7FU.

Applications are considered four times a year.  Deadlines for applications:  15th March, 15th June, 15th October and 15th December.

The Will Charitable Trust

The Will Charitable Trust provides financial assistance to UK registered or exempt charities in the following areas:

  • Care and services for the blind
  • Long term care of people with learning difficulties
  • Care of and services for people suffering from Cancer and their families

The charity has previously funded a VI friendly kitchen, hospices, day care and residential provision

To apply: Applications should be made in writing to the Grants Administrator.

The Wyseliot Rose Charitable Trust

The Wyseliot Rose Charitable Trust provides funding to charitable organisations in the UK for general charitable purposes.

This includes disability, age ill-health, financial hardship or some other disadvantage.

There is no maximum amount that can be applied for but grants usually range from £2,000 to £5,000. 

Applications can be made at any time and should be made in writing to  Jonathan Rose, The Wyseliot Charitable Trust, 17 Chelsea Square, London SW3 6LF.

Yapp Charitable Foundation

The Yapp Charitable Foundation provides community grants to small registered charities in England and Wales towards core funding (running costs and salaries)for existing work.

It helps charities with an annual turnover of less than £40,000 and operating in one of their priority areas:

  • The Elderly
  • Children and young people (aged 5 – 25 years)
  • Individuals with disabilities or mental health issues
  • Moral welfare – individuals trying to overcome life-limiting social problems, such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, and offending.
  • Education and learning (with a particularly educationally disadvantaged adults or children)

Before making an application do check the eligibility criteria as Yapp will only consider charities who meet all of their eligibility requirements. An application form can be downloaded from the website.

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation

The Building Society provides financial assistance to charities and good causes across the UK .

It's two priority areas are alleviating poverty and improving health/ saving lives.  This includes children, the seriously ill, the elderly, the homeless and the disabled in the UK.

Charities and good causes recommended by members and staff may receive up to a maximum of £3,000.  Groups that apply direct will be considered for grants up to a maximum of £500.

The charity has previously funded sensory toys and adapted equipment for individuals with physical, mental health and communication difficulties.

Zurich Community Trust

The Zurich Community Trust supports organisations that help disadvantaged people achieve a more fulfilling and independent lives.

It has local and regional grants programme across the UK in key locations. These are Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Fareham, Farnborough, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester and Swindon

Grants range from approximately £1,000 to £5,000 depending on location. They normally award grants to cover project costs but may make contributions towards one-off running costs.

The trust will fund a range of issues including supporting carers, special needs children, older people, people with disabilities, counselling and the homeless.

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