The Mrs F B Laurence’s Charitable Trust provides grants to projects undertaken by registered charities that have a social welfare focus and those working with disadvantaged people.
In particular, the Trust wishes to fund projects that are hands-on, new and innovative.
While applicants should be UK registered charities, the Trust will fund work both in the UK and overseas.
Previous grants have ranged from £1,000 to £4,000. The vast majority of awards are for £2,000. Match funding is not required.
During the financial year ending 30 June 2016 the Trust made awards totalling £116,000.
o Torbay Mencap Society (£2,000);
o Trinity Sailing Foundation, Brixham, Devon (£2,000);
o Chigwell Riding Trust for Special Needs (£2,000);
o The Cleft Lip and Palate Association £2,000;
o Fishing for Heroes (£2,000); and
o The Landmark Trust (£1,500).
The Trust is willing to consider applications from smaller organisations, particularly those that may normally find attracting funding difficult.
The Trust stresses that awards are only made to registered charities.
The Mrs F B Laurence's Charitable Trust does not maintain a website, nor does it provide an email address or a phone number.
Further information is, however, available on the Charity Commission website.
Applications may be made at any time in writing to:
Mrs F B Laurence's Charitable Trust
BM Box 2082