The Mrs Smith & Mount Trust aims to assist disadvantaged people towards greater independence or a better quality of life.
The Mount Fund currently has the following priority areas:
- Mental Health
- Learning Disability
- Health in the Community. This category is for registered charities with an annual income of less than £500,000, working to improve health in the community. This could include groups working in areas such as young people leaving care, people recovering from domestic violence, food poverty, childhood obesity, specific health conditions and hospices. The Trustees do not consider appeals for equipment under this category.
The majority of the Trust’s grants are for projects, but occasionally general running costs for a charity, particularly if we have supported that charity in the past, are funded. The Trustees will not normally consider building costs, only refurbishment or alterations necessary to bring a building up to standards to meet legislative requirements.
The Mrs Smith & Mount Trust priorities projects in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent, Surrey and London and there is no maximum amount you can apply for. Previously grants are all under £10,000 averaging around £5,000.
Deadline: The Trustees meet three times per year in March, July and November (specific date will be advertised on the Trust’s website) and application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted at least six weeks in advance of a meeting or by the date specified. Applications submitted after the meeting has closed will not be considered and will not be retained for future meetings.
For more information and how to apply please click here.
Other Local Grants Funds
Canterbury City Council: Councillors Opportunities Fund
Councillors of Canterbury City Council can award up to £200 to a community group or organisation for a one-off project. It must help make the district a better place to live by improving social or environmental wellbeing. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme until annual budget is spent. For more information and how to apply please click here.Health & Social Care Local Grants
Kent County Council: KCC Resilience Grant
Kent County Council’s Resilience Grant, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, is awarding grants of up to £10,000 to local organisations who are supporting families in financial difficulties, with a particular emphasis on food and debt advice. The intention is to fund those organisations currently seeing an increase in demand or anticipating an increase in demand…Education & Employment Local Grants Youth
Land Securities LINK Fund
The Land Securities LINK Fund awards grants of up to £5,000 to small, local voluntary and community groups and charities in the Swanscombe/Northfleet area. Projects which benefit young people with a focus on NEETS, education and training projects with a focus on addressing employability and homelessness are eligible to apply. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. For…Local Grants
Medway Corporate Giving Fund
The Medway Corporate Giving Fund awards grants of up to £3,500 to innovative Medway-based projects which make a real difference in the local community and help those most in need. Charities will be given the opportunity to present their project to a panel of local businesses. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. Decisions are made twice per year.…