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Al Fayed Charitable Foundation

The Al Fayed Charitable Trust supports children's hospices and other organisations which help children with life threatening conditions or living in poverty.

As well as financial support the Foundation also provides toys and essential equipment.

Further details about the Charitable Foundation can be obtained from Susie Mathis, 60 Park Lane, London, W1K 1QE

BBC Children in Need - General Grant Programme

The BBC's Children in Need grants programme is open to registered charities and not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people under 18 years in the UK.

There are two schemes:

  • Main Grants - for grants over £10,000 for up to three years
  • Small Grants - for grants of £10,000 and less for up to three years.

The programme funds specific projects that make a difference to children and young people's lives. This might include holiday play schemes for severely disabled children, musical activities for children with autism and disability sports and activities.

To apply: Complete the appropriate on-line application form and check for application deadlines.


The DM Thomas Foundation

The DM Thomas Foundation supports charities and not for profit organisations that help disadvantaged children. In particular it focuses on:

  • Disabled Children
  • Children in hospital
  • Homelessness
  • Life-limited children in hospices

Each quarter the Foundation are able to provide grants to individual organisations of up to  £10,000.  Larger grants may be approved with the consent of the trustees.

To apply: download an application form and further details from the website.


Enid Blyton Trust for Children

The Enid Blyton Trust for Children provides small grants for charities and community groups that support disabled, sick or convalescent children under 16 years.

Grants between 210 and 2,500 are awarded for the advancement of education, social welfare and recreation.

To apply write with financial details to the Chair of Trustees, Sophie Smallwood, 3 High Path, Easebourne, West Sussex, GU29 9BD

The Trust do not have a website.

Hilden Charitable Fund

The Hilden Charitable Fund has a small budget to help community groups run summer play schemes in disadvantaged communities.

Projects must be for children aged 5 to 18 years and last for 2 to 8 weeks over the summer holidays.

They will not support schemes with a budget over £12,000 and agencies with an income of over £150,000 a year.

Last year they made 22 grants, averaging £1,000 each.

To apply: download an application form


The Ironmongers' Company

The Ironmongers' Company support projects that help disadvantaged children and young people under 25 years reach their full potential.

Grants are only given to registered charities and projects that have clear educational benefits to develop learning, motivation and skills.  This may include projects to support special educational needs, behavioural difficulties and life skills.

Funding ranges from a few hundred pounds up to £10,000 with an average of £4,000.

To apply: download a form from the website.


Jewish Child's Day

Jewish Child's Day is a grant making charity supporting children in need across the world.

It awards grants to Jewish registered charities that help children up to 18 years who are disabled, disadvantaged or neglected.

The grants usually range from £500 to £5,000 and are given for equipment or specific projects.  This has previously included hydrotherapy, art therapy and residential camps.

Applications are to be made by contacting Jackie on 020 8446 8804 or email: jackie.persoff@jcd.uk.com.  Financial information will be required.


Kelly Family Trust

The Kelly Family Trust provides funding to charities who offer activities to support the whole family unit.

It prioritises activities that involve all or most family members in initiatives that support and encourage the family to work as a cohesive unit in tackling problems that face one or more of its members. 

The trust has previously funded young carers projects and hospices.

There are two funding rounds for applications 1st March and 1st September.

To apply: download an application form.


The Magdalen Hospital Trust

The Magdalen Hospital Trust is able to help deprived children and adults up to 25 years.

It is able to fund projects for deprived and disabled children and young people. It priority's include:

  • Literacy
  • Special Needs education
  • Training for work and personal development
  • Clubs
  • Playschemes
  • Counselling

Grants are usually one-off and project based and are normally within the range of £500-£2,000.

To apply: Applications are accepted twice a year, once in late May and once in late November.  Application forms can be downloaded from the website.


The Paskin Charity

The Paskin Charity incorporating the Philip Green Memorial Trust helps critically ill and under privileged children.

It is currently working with KidsOut to provide three sensory rooms a year to special schools and hospices.  It is also raising funds to support disadvantaged children.


The Steven Gerrard Foundation

Steven Gerrard, the famous Liverpool footballer has set up a foundation to help disadvantaged or disabled children reach their full potential through meeting their immediate and long term needs.

It supports projects for children (under 18 years - though may consider older)in the UK and overseas. In particular, his home town of Liverpool.

The Foundation will provide up to £10,000 for a maximum of 3 years. It is looking for projects that will be substainable beyond the period of funding such as a physiotherapy project for children with disabilities or a drama project for children with mental health issues.

Before making an application do read the guidance notes and the check list to see if your organisation meets it's criteria. To apply download and complete the application form.

All applications for the current funding round should be made by 5pm on March 9th 2012.

Further dates for funding applications will be announced later in the year.


The Toy Trust

The Toy Trust distributes money to registered charities helping disadvantaged and disabled children under 13  years within the UK and abroad.

It is able to accept applications for equipment, resources and services under £5,000. Charities applying must have net assets of less than £200,000 in one years income.

The Toy Trust has previously funded music therapy, sensory equipment, educational equipment, residential holidays and complementary therapies for children with special needs.

To apply: download an application form from the website.


True Colours Trust

The Trust operates a small grant programme to support small local organisations and projects that help disabled children and their families.

It provides one-off grants up to £10,000. The Trustees are keen to support:

  • Hydrotherapy pools
  • Multi sensory rooms
  • Mini buses
  • Young carers projects
  • Sibling projects
  • Bereavement support

Applications should be made using the on-line application form which requests project details and information on the organisation.


The Woodward Trust

The Woodward Trust funds charitable organisations in the UK whose main focus includes isolated children/young people and disability projects.

It has three grant programmes:

  • Small grants - £100 -£5,000
  • Large grants - over £5,000
  • Children's summer playscheme grants - £500 - £1,000 (charities income must be under £100,000)

The Trust has previously funded a number of disability charities and summer playschemes including Tynedale Activities for Special Children and Special Needs Adventure Playground.

Application forms can be downloaded from the website.


Variety, the Children's Charity

Variety provides practical, tangible help to children and young people who are 18 or under and living with sickness, disability or disadvantage. 

Applications may be made by not for profit organisations and groups supporting children up to 18 years for specialist equipment, a Variety Sunshine Coach or to join the Variety Great Days Out Scheme which offers thousands of children the chance to form memorable experiences each year.

Full details of their grant criteria and an application form can be downloaded from their website.


Also look at the following in Community Grants - Charities and Trusts as they also provide funding to organisations that help disabled children and young people.........

  • The Garrett Foundation
  • The Greggs Foundation
  • The Percy Bilton Charity
  • The Syvia Adams Charitable Trust
  • Tesco Charity Trust
  • Wheels for Good
  • The Wyseliot Charitable Trust
  • The Yapp Charitable Foundation

And the following charities on the Children's pages:

Do also look at the Grants UK pages as there may be funding for your community group from local charities and trusts

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