The Wakeham Trust generally fund projects that are small scale and would find it hard to get funding from big trusts.
The Trust does not favour any particular areas of activity. They usually look for the following characteristics in a project:
- It is something new for this particular area/community
- It is small
- It does not employ staff. Their website states that if the applicant can afford to employ staff it is probably too big for them
- It is not well established
- It has the potential to become self-supporting
- It is outward looking and helps a lot of people
- It has a UK charity number, or can find a charity to accept funds on its behalf
The Trust usually makes grants of between £125 and £2,500. There are no deadlines and the Trust operates a rolling scheme.
For further information and how to apply please click here.
Other Youth Funds
Land Securities LINK Fund
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Albert Burns Children’s Charitable Trust FundMonday November 30th, 2020
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Kent Community Foundation: Coronavirus Emergency Fund
Kent Community Foundation’s (KCF) Coronavirus Emergency Fund offers emergency funding of up to £10,000 to small grassroots community organisations in Kent and Medway to deal with emerging issues in the community affecting vulnerable people as a result of the continuing threat of Coronavirus. Priority will be given to smaller constituted community groups e.g. charities/CICs, with…Youth
Leslie Sell Charitable Trust
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