The Edward Gostling Foundation (previously The ACT Foundation) provides grants to UK registered charities (over three years of filed accounts) with the aim of enhancing the quality of life of people in need and, particularly, those on a low income who have a physical and/or mental disability or long-term illness.
Grants to individuals are also available however are made through the Foundation’s Charity Partners.
The Foundation’s priority is to provide financial support that enable one or more of their “4 life-themes”. The overarching themes are:
- Health & Wellbeing – supporting access to community facilities offering support services that maintain, improve and enhance general welfare.
- Independent Living at Home – supporting people to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible.
- Respite – supporting carers to take a break from the responsibility of caring for a loved one.
- Transition – supporting the journey through education and personal development programmes into employment, long-term volunteering or other meaningful day time activity, housing and independent living.
The Foundation operates to grant streams – Small (applications under £5,000) and Large (applications over £5,000). Charities applying for £10,000 or more may be visited as part of due diligence. Priority and fast-tracking is given to those applying for small grants.
Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. Trustees meet six times a year to asses applications.
For more information and how to apply please click here.
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