Thursday, 6 October 2016

Matthews Wrightson Charity Trust

The Matthews Wrightson Charity Trust awards small grants across the UK (and occasionally overseas) for general charitable purposes, with a preference for:
o Children and young people;
o People with disabilities;
o Homelessness;
o Social welfare;
o The arts;
o Rehabilitation;
o Christian causes; and
o Financially developing countries.
Individuals undertaking charitable work may also apply for a grant, particularly if the work is in a developing country.
Grants are typically one-off awards around £500 and will cover capital, core costs, salaries and start-up funding.
During the year ending 31 December 2015 the Trust awarded grants to 59 (2014: 87) applicants totalling £38,200 (2014: £46,900).
The majority of grants are made for projects benefiting children and young people.
The following are not eligible for funding:
o Maintenance of the fabric of churches;
o Village Halls;
o Schools;
o The personal education of individuals (unless for a charitable cause);
o Animal charities; or
o Large charities or those with an annual income over £250,000.
Applications may be made at any time online to the relevant trustee. A list of trustees and the causes they take a particular interest in can be found on the Trust’s website.
Applications are considered on a monthly basis. Applicants who want to be informed of the outcome of their request should enclose a stamp addressed envelope.
Contact details for the Trust are:
Jon Mills
46 Foreland Road
Isle of Wight
PO35 5XW
Tel: 0845 241 2574
(Source: GRIN)

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