Thursday, 22 October 2015


The Toy Trust grant is provided and administered by the British Toy and Hobby Association. The Trust awards grants to registered charities working with young people in the UK and throughout the world.
Funding is available to help disadvantaged children aged up to 13 years and their families to:
• Alleviate suffering;
• Support children through awful experiences/difficult circumstances;
• Encourage achievement through adversity;
• Purchase vital equipment;
• Provide basic need and care;
• Bolster existing initiatives;
• Initiate brand new projects;
• Encourage achievement; and
• Satisfy basic needs.
Projects should:
• Show real benefit for relieving hardship and suffering to beneficiaries.
• Run for a minimum of one full year.
Funding can be used for equipment and services.
Grants up to £5,000 are available. The Trust will occasionally make larger and longer awards for special projects. During the year ending 31 December 2014 the Trust awarded 76 grants totalling£288,551. The average grant was just under £4,000.
Funding is not available for:
• Individuals;
• Salaries or wages;
• Research; or
• Books or publishing.
Registered charities based in the UK or Ireland are eligible to apply. Applications will also be considered from organisations around the world that have a UK based office.
Applicants must have:
• Supporting up to date financial accounts;
• Been running for a minimum of one full year;
• A ratio of administration and overhead to income of less than 30%; and
• Unrestricted net assets of not more than £200,000 or of less than one year's income.
Applications may be submitted at any time.  Previously successful applicants are prohibited from applying within two years.
Application is via an application form available on the British Toy and Hobby Association website.
Contact details for the Trust are:
Tracey Butcher
The British Toy and Hobby Association
80 Camberwell Road
London SE5 0EG
Tel: 020 7701 7271

(Source: GRIN)

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