Monday, 28 November 2016


Don’t be put off by its title, the Birmingham Bodenham Trust can be applied to by individuals and voluntary and community organisations across the UK, especially for projects that have an element of innovation.
Grant awards are intended to support organisations providing specialist equipment or care provision for people with special educational needs who are under the age of 19.
Special educational needs include, in this instance;
o Communication and learning difficulties;
o Deafness;
o Blindness;
o In a wheelchair; and
o Autism.
In particular, the Trust wishes to fund projects with the following themes:
o Education and training;
o Recreational activities; and
o The medical treatment or care.
Micro-grants are available for special facilities and equipment. The Trust’s total annual charitable expenditure is normally between £20,000 and £40,000.  
Grants can be used to help with costs related to:
o Summer schools;
o Specialist equipment;
o IT equipment;
o Toys;
o Books;
o Course fees; and
o Holidays and trips.
Applicants must complete an application form, which should be requested directly from the Trust.
Previous applicants may re-apply, however any previous funding received from the Bodenham Trust in the past five years will be considered by the Trust when making a decision.
Applications are considered at quarterly Trust meetings, and applicants will be informed of the decision in writing.
PLEASE NOTE: the Trust does not maintain a website. Further information is, however, available on the Charity Commission website.
Contact details for the Trust are:
Jackie Crowley
The Birmingham Bodenham Trust
Finance (WS)
PO Box 16306
Birmingham B2 2XR
Tel: 0121 464 3928
(Source: GRIN)

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