Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust: Investing in Families

Health & Social Care Local Grants

The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust’s Investing in Families programme awards grants to charitable organisations working to support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged families in Kent, thereby improving people’s life chances and promoting social cohesion. 

It will support organisations offering interventions to meet the needs of families with a wide-range of problems, including debt; drug and alcohol abuse; mental health issues; domestic abuse; caring for a sick or disabled family member and the short and long-term impacts of bereavement.

The Trust is particularly keen to hear from organisations that take a ‘whole family’ approach and those that work to tackle the underlying root causes of the problems that families face. Priority will be given to organisations that involve their client group in the delivery of their services, as all too often families say that they feel completely incidental to the decisions that are made about them.

Extra priority will be given to groups that:

  • work in a particularly disadvantaged or deprived area;
  • have limited access to other sources of income;
  • clearly define the need they are addressing;
  • demonstrate a commitment to service user involvement;
  • can demonstrate partnership working; and
  • offer matched funding opportunities.

Organisations can apply for either:

  • a one-off grant of up to £30,000; or
  • a grant of between £5,000 and £15,000 per annum, for a maximum of three years.

Please note, the total grant cannot be greater than 50% of your most recent annual turnover.

(The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust also fund work investing in RehabilitationCommunities and Young People)

Deadline: Continuous rolling programme.

This fund is not managed by Funding for All. Please click ‘Find out more’ and contact the funder directly for more information.

Further reading

N.B. from Funding for All: We recently had the pleasure of welcoming Stephen Fenning, Grants Ambassador and Steve Boucher, Executive Director of Programmes from Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust to Funder Tuesdays – a series of online funding talks hosted in partnership with Stronger Kent Communities. Stephen and Steve have very kindly allowed their presentation to be shared with you for a limited time only. 

See Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust’s presentation here.

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