Thursday, 24 September 2015

NFU (National Farmers Union) Mutual Charitable Trust

The NFU (National Farmers Union) Mutual Charitable Trust provides funding in the form of one-off grants and donations to charitable initiatives in the areas of:
o Education,
o Research,
o Social welfare and
o The relief of poverty.
Awards tend to start at £1,000 and continue upwards to £20,000and £30,000.
Charitable organisations based and working within the UK seeking funding for charitable projects in the above areas may apply.
PLEASE NOTE: you do not have to be a registered charity to apply for a grant from this scheme.
The main objectives of the Trust are to:
• Advance the education of young people within rural areas.
• Relieve poverty within rural areas.
• Promote the benefit and social welfare of inhabitants of rural communities by associating together with the inhabitants and local authorities, voluntary and other organisations to advance education and leisure.
• Advance the education of the public by means of research and dissemination of information in relation to agriculture.
• Promote research into agriculture associated activities.
• Advance the education of the public by means of research and dissemination of information in relation to insurance.
The Trustees are particularly interested in initiatives in the areas of education of young people in rural areas and relief of poverty within rural areas.
Following a recent strategic review, the Trustees have indicated that in future, the Trust will focus on providing funding to larger initiatives, which are likely to have a significant impact on the rural community.
Previous grant recipients include:
There is no formal application form. Applications should be made in writing and include the following information:
• The project, initiative or organisation for which funding is sought.
• The amount of funding being requested.
• Any business plans.
• Details of any other funding sought and or obtained.
• Any recognition which would be given to the Trust in recognition of its support.
• Confirmation of whether or not the applicant is a registered charity.
The next deadline for applications is Friday 23 October 2015.
For further information, visit the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust website.
Contact details for the Trust are:
Jenny Dean
The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust
Tiddington Road
Stratford upon Avon
Warwickshire CV37 7BJ

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