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West Midlands - General

Baron Davenport's Charity

Baron Davenport's Charity provides funding to groups and individuals 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.

There are two funding rounds each year.  Closing dates for applications 15th March and 15th September each year.

Edgar E Lawley Foundation

The Foundation provides grants for small charities and not for profit organisations undertaking projects that benefit the old, young and disabled in the West Midlands.

It funds 125 applicants a year usually in the region of £1,500 each.

Priority is given to smaller charities in the West Midlands.

To apply: download an application form from the website.

Closing date for the next funding round: 31st October 2017.

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 groups for £500 grants

Groups must be either a registered charity and/or a fully constituted community group holding a bank account.

The person making the application must be a member of The Midcounties Co-operative.

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

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)

The Steve Morgan Foundation (North Shropshire only)


Cerebral Palsy Today

Cerebral Palsy Today (formally called Scope 4 Coventry and Warwickshire) support adults, children and their families living with Cerebral Palsy.

It provides low cost holidays in 2 bungalows in Skegness.  They are disabled friendly with wet rooms but the kitchen's are not fully accessible.

For more information contact Mr R Harris, 86 Bulls Head Lane, Coventry.

See also:

Snowball Trust


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

The E F Bulmer Trust

The E F Bulmer Trust supports former employees of HP Bulmer Holdings PLC and works to improve the lives of people in hardship, need, or distress across Herefordshire.

It offers grants to individuals in need, who are sick, convalescent or disabled. Former employees are encouraged to contact the trust to help make an application for a grant.  An application form is available on their website.

Small grants are occasionally made to other individuals in need who live in Herefordshire.  A separate application form for Small Grants is also on the website.

The Trust will also support good causes in the county.



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.

See also:

The Steve Morgan Foundation (North Shropshire) - Also funds in Wales


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.



Snowball Trust

The Snowball Trust supports disabled children and young people under 21 years living in Coventry city and Warwickshire.

It is able to provide grants towards specialised equipment and education.

For further information:

Telephone: 01676542255


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 health 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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