Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Forbes Charitable Foundation

The Forbes Charitable Foundation offers grants to registered charities working in the UK to support organisations or individuals involved with the care of adults with learning difficulties.
Grants up to £5,000 are available. Preference is given to small and medium sized organisations.
During the financial year ending 5 April 2014, the Foundation supported a total of 39 organisations to the value of £357,531. However, this included one grant of £183,218 to Care Fund Ltd as a contribution towards the building costs of nine flats for people with learning disabilities.
Other awards included:
• Horse Riding for the Disabled (£5,000)
• Music Alive (£5,000)
• Parity for Disability (£2,500)
• See Ability (£5,400) and
• Spadework (£5,000)
Applications for grants towards the following types of capital expenditure will be considered:
o New buildings.
o Refurbishment of buildings.
o Plant, machinery or other equipment.
o Vehicles for the transport of learning disabled adults.
o Furniture and fittings.
o IT equipment.
Applications for grants towards revenue expenditure will normally be limited to:
o Holidays for the disabled, and
o Costs of training towards employment.
Applications should arrive by the last day of February, June, or October to be considered at the next Trustees’ meeting. Applicants are advised not to submit a completed application too far ahead of the next closing date.
The next application deadline is Tuesday 30 June.
Application forms are available to download from the Foundation's website.
Applicants should enclose a copy of their latest audited accounts with their application form.
Contact details for the Forbes Charitable Foundation are:
John Shepherd
The Forbes Charitable Foundation
PO Box 6256
Nuneaton CV11 9HT

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