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13 June 2022

Woodward Charitable Trust

Core funding for smaller registered charities working with isolated children and young people, disadvantaged families, and prisoners and ex-offenders in the UK.

The Woodward Charitable Trust, a grant-making trust, is one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. Twice a year it awards grants to UK registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £200,000.

The funding is for charitable organisations in the UK, working in the following areas:

  • Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in antisocial 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 prisoners’ families and help with the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders after their release

Although grants of up to £3,000 are available, most grants are for £1,000 or less. The Trustees favour small-scale, locally based initiatives and most grants are only for one year.

The funding can support a range of core costs including:

  • Staff salaries
  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • General office costs
  • Accountancy and audit costs
  • Fundraising
  • Governance and compliance
  • Costs supporting the core programmes of the organisation

Applications will be considered from registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations, community interest companies and exempt charities.

There are usually two application rounds per year. The current round is for consideration at the October/November 2022 Trustee meeting.

The deadline for applications is 29 July 2022 (noon).

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