Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Arts & Culture Community Buildings/Halls Education & Employment Health & Social Care Heritage

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation awards grants to small, well-established charitable organisations (annual income under £500,000) who address local issues in areas of extreme urban deprivation, or in remote and fragile rural communities.

Rural Issues
Projects that look to support communities in cities, towns, villages and areas with 10,000 or less inhabitants which are classified in the latest government Indices of Multiple Deprivation as being in the most deprived 50%.

Project examples: providing transport for the elderly, disabled or disadvantaged; contact networks for the young disabled; projects which encourage a sense of community such as community centres and village halls; employment training schemes especially those promoting local, traditional crafts; projects addressing issues such as drug/alcohol misuse or homelessness.

Urban Deprivation
Projects working with residents of urban areas (i.e. more than 10,000 inhabitants) which are classified in the latest government Indices of Multiple Deprivation as being in the most deprived 20%. We are interested in, for example, youth clubs; training schemes to help people out of unemployment; drop in centres for the homeless. National charities might be eligible if working in a specific area which is within the deprivation ranks described above.

Within these overarching themes, the Foundation prioritises projects which fall under the two area of Community Support and Arts, Education and Heritage.

Funding can be used towards general running costs including core costs, salaries and projects costs or capital expenditure on buildings or essential equipment.

The following levels of support are available:

  • Small Grants: £2,000 to £7,500. Open to charitable, not-for-profit and voluntary organisations with a total annual income under £250,000.
  • Major Revenue Grants: £7,500 to £20,000 for one to three years. Open to any charitable, not-for-profit and voluntary organisation in the UK with a total annual income under £500,000.
  • Major Capital Grants: £7,500 to £60,000 for projects with a total cost of up to £2 million. Open to any charitable, not-for-profit and voluntary organisation in the UK with a total annual income under £500,000.

Deadline: Continuous rolling programme.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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