The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund

Health & Social Care

The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund awards grants to UK registered charities (excludes CICs, but includes Parent and Teacher Associations) to aid the care and relief of those affected by learning disability. The Fund considers under learning disability the conditions generally referred to as severe learning difficulties, together with autism. Projects concerning both children or adults are considered. The Fund’s website states:

We assume applications for the following groups of people do not include people with learning disabilities, and are therefore outside the Fund’s remit, unless the approximate proportion or number who additionally have learning disabilities (i.e. intellectual disabilities) in the service/proposed study is explicitly stated**:

  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Learning difficulties
  • Developmental disorders
  • Additional support needs
  • Special educational needs
  • Autism/autism spectrum disorders/Asperger syndrome
  • Specific language disorders
  • Specific motor disorders
  • Head injury in adulthood
  • Stroke in adulthood
  • Alzheimer disease or other dementias in adulthood

Many of these conditions impair learning, and/or are disabling, but that is not the same as having “learning disabilities” (i.e. intellectual disabilities), within the Baily Thomas Charitable Fund meaning of learning disabilities.

Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. Trustees meet in March, June and November of each year. The deadlines for submitting an appeal for funding over £10,000 are:-

  • 1 December for consideration in March
  • 1 March for consideration at the June meeting
  • 1 August for consideration at the November meeting

Those applications asking for up to £10,000 are reviewed more regularly. All applications can be submitted at anytime and if they meet the criteria, they will be reviewed at the next meeting.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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