The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust provides grants for projects that strengthen rural areas of the UK, particularly those that educate young people and relieve poverty. The Trust will focus on providing funding to larger initiatives, which would have a significant impact on the rural community.
Although there are no set funding levels, grants tend to range from £1,000 to £30,000.
The Trust’s objectives are to promote, facilitate and support charitable work in the areas of agriculture, rural development and insurance in the United Kingdom and in particular:
- to advance the education of young people within rural areas.
- to relieve poverty within rural areas.
- to promote the benefit and social welfare of inhabitants of rural communities by associating together with the inhabitants and local authorities, voluntary and other organisations to advance education and leisure.
- to advance the education of the public by means of research and dissemination of information in relation to agriculture.
- to promote research into agriculture associated activities.
- to advance the education of the public by means of research and dissemination of information in relation to insurance.
Charitable organisations based and working within the UK seeking funding for charitable initiatives in the areas of education, research, social welfare and poverty relief can apply. It is not necessary to be a registered charity to apply.
Deadline: Friday 25 May 2018 and Friday 26 October 2018. There are two funding rounds per year with Trustee meetings held June and November.
For more information and how to apply please click here.
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