1 December 2021
The Woodward Charitable Trust
The Woodward Charitable Trust is a grant-making trust. The Trust primarily funds charitable organisations in the UK.
The Trust’s grant-making focuses on the following areas:
- Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour. This covers gang violence and knife crime, education and mentoring as well as projects that work to raise self-esteem and employment opportunities and encourage an active involvement in and contribution towards the local community;
- Disadvantaged families, this covers parenting support and guidance, mental health, food poverty, refuges and domestic violence projects and would also include projects that benefit travellers, ethnic minorities and refugee families;
- Prisoners and ex-offenders and specifically projects that maintain and develop contact with prisoner’s families and help with the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders after their release.
The Trustees particularly look to fund projects that help families and young people and that are aiming to improve the life chances of the beneficiaries. They like projects that promote community cohesion and the development of skills that will change the outlook and outcomes for the users. Organisations that promote volunteering and involve both past and present users in their operations or management are encouraged. They only consider applications for core costs and are looking for organisations which aim to achieve a positive impact in at least one of the areas above.
As the Trust’s resources are modest, the trustees prefer to fund small to medium-sized charities with an income of less than £200,000 where small grants can have more impact.
The Woodward Charitable Trust is one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. The Trusts share a common administration but are otherwise independent of each other.