Wednesday, 26 October 2016

The Ann Rylands Small Donations Programme

Part of the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust, the Ann Rylands Small Donations Programme offers grants to UK based charitable organisations working in the following areas:
Serious illness - to assist many fundraising initiatives by charities and charitable institutions which help those suffering from serious illness. The needs addressed include nursing, residential facilities, assessment and treatment, and support and advice;
Disability - to make life easier for the disabled, to improve their quality of life, and to promote integration with the able bodied;
Disadvantage - to help those less fortunate in society to enjoy new experiences, and to provide support to help them to lead more fulfilling lives and to realise their potential; and
Overcoming adversity - for work with people experiencing particular difficulties in their lives, who are vulnerable and in need of support.
Grants up to £1,500 are available. Match funding is not required. The Trust provided small grants totalling £286,129 during the financial year ending 31 December 2015.
Grants can be used to help with:
o Core funding; and
o Costs associated with a specific project.
Funding is not available for:
o Overseas organisations and organisations based in the UK who use their funds for charitable purposes overseas;
o Organisations raising money for medical or medically-related research;
o Individuals;
o Organisations applying on behalf on an individual;
o Charities which promote a particular faith;
o Church restorations or repairs;
o The purchase of raffle tickets;
o Organisations that have received a grant from the Trust within the previous 12 months;
o Capital appeals requiring a substantial grant; or
o Large charities – normally those having a turnover of more than £10 million.
Eligible organisations must:
o Have registered charity status; and
o Be based in the UK and use the funds for domestic purposes.
Application forms are available to complete online or to download from the Trust's website.
Contact details for the Trust are:
Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust
24 Manchester Square
London W1U 3TH
Tel: 020 7487 5851
(Source: GRIN)

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