Thursday, 27 November 2014

The Ironmonger's Company

The Ironmongers’ Company aims to support projects from registered UK charities that enable disadvantaged children and young people under the age of 25 to fulfil their potential.
Grant support is available to charities for projects that develop learning, motivation and skills.
Grants range from a few hundred pounds up to around £10,000. The average grant awarded is £4,000. During the last financial year the Company allocated around £700,000 in grants.
Projects must:
o Consist of educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills, and
o Have clear aims and objectives to be met within a planned timescale.
The Company is particularly interested in enabling primary school age children to develop a strong foundation for the future.
Projects could, for example:
o Support special educational needs.
o Address behavioural problems, or
o Promote citizenship, parenting or life skills.
Preference is given to projects piloting new approaches where the outcomes will be disseminated to a wider audience.
The Company’s support should make a recognisable difference; therefore, priority is given to requests where the grant would cover a significant element of the cost and to those from smaller organisations.
Funding is not available for:
o Large projects towards which a contribution from the Company would have limited impact.
o General appeals or circulars.
o Replacement of statutory funds.
o General running costs, although a reasonable proportion of overheads will be accepted as part of project costs.
o Medical treatment, healthcare, counselling and therapy.
o Course fees for professionals.
o Research projects. o Fundraising events and sponsorship.
o Projects that begin before the date of the relevant Committee meeting.
o Building work.
o Holidays.
Grant Application Summary sheets are available to complete online at the Company's website.
Applicants must also submit a description of the project, of no more than three A4 pages typed on one side of each sheet, including the following:
o Aims and objectives of the organisation.
o How the need for the work has been identified and why the project is the best way to address this.
o A detailed description of the project and the activities that will take place.
o The anticipated outcomes and the methods by which the success of the project will be evaluated.
o A full breakdown of the costs involved, explaining how the figures have been calculated.
o If the organisation's most recent audited accounts are not available on the Charity Commission's online register, then a copy should be enclosed.
No other supporting documents should be sent.
Applications must be posted to the Company – they are not accepted by email - and are assessed twice annually, in March and October.
The deadlines for applications are 31 December and 31 July annually. For further information, visit the Ironmongers’ Company website.
Contact details for the Company are:
The Ironmongers' Company
Ironmongers' Hall
Shaftesbury Place
Tel: 020 7776 2311
(Source: GRIN)

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