The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations in the UK to further its charitable objectives. Applicants do not have to be a registered charity to apply.
Following a recent strategic review, the Trust has indicated that it will focus on providing funding to larger initiatives, which would have a significant impact on the rural community. The Trust is especially interested in funding initiatives in the areas of education of young people in rural areas and relieving poverty within rural areas.
The current objectives of the trust are to:
o Advance the education of young people within rural areas;
o Relieve poverty within rural areas;
o 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;
o Advance the education of the public by means of research and dissemination of information in relation to agriculture;
o Promote research into agriculture associated activities; and
o Advance the education of the public by means of research and dissemination of information in relation to insurance.
One-off grants between £1,000 and £30,000 are available. Match funding is not an essential requirement, although it is welcomed by the Trust.
Grant awards have recently been made to:
o Farms for City Children;
o The Henry Plumb Foundation;
o The Myton Hospices;
o Rural Support;
o Shakespeare Hospice at Home Service; and
o The Wales Federation of Young Farmers Clubs.
There is no formal application form. Applications should be made in writing and include the following details:
o The project, initiative or organisation for which funding is sought;
o The amount of funding being requested;
o Any business plans;
o Details of any other funding sought and or obtained;
o Any recognition which would be given to the Trust in recognition of its support; and
o Confirmation of whether or not the applicant is a registered charity.
The final 2016 application deadline is Friday 28 October 2016.
For further information, visit the NFU Charitable Trust website.
Contact details for the Trust are:
The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust
Stratford upon Avon
Warwickshire CV37 7BJ