The Swire Charitable Trust

Heritage

The Swire Charitable Trust’s aim is to help deliver positive and lasting change to UK society. They do this by making grants to UK registered charities working in one of their three core funding programme areas:

Community and social welfare
Fostering long-term positive change in the lives of disadvantaged people and their communities, particularly welcoming funding requests from charities working with:

  • Young people leaving care
  • People with physical and learning disabilities
  • Homeless people
  • Ex-servicemen and women
  • Victims of slavery and human trafficking

Education and training
Helping children and adults from all backgrounds to fulfil their potential and make the most of their talents. For example, the Trust funds charities that are:

  • Working to narrow the attainment gap for disadvantaged and marginalised children
  • Targeting improvements in essential skills such as literacy and numeracy
  • Empowering young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs), or marginalised adults, to engage with education or training

Heritage
Restoring neglected buildings and monuments which can contribute to community regeneration, particularly in areas of deprivation.

The Trust would especially like to hear from smaller heritage charities that focus on providing employment or volunteering opportunities for the local community – and contribute to the regeneration of the area.

The Trust prioritises charities that:

  • Can clearly demonstrate the needs they are addressing
  • Know what they are aiming to achieve and plan to monitor and evaluate outcomes
  • Are well placed and well qualified to deliver the work
  • Have the potential to change the way issues are tackled more widely
  • Can show a proven track record as well as solid ambitions
  • Take an effective approach to using volunteers and mentors (where appropriate)
  • Are seeking to make their income streams more sustainable
  • Have strong leadership
  • Keep a tight rein on finances
  • Operate in some of the most economically disadvantaged parts of the UK

There is no maximum or minimum grant size and grants can be awarded on a restricted or an unrestricted basis to support core costs, capital expenditure and salaries.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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