Level of Grant
Levels of grant do not usually exceed three thousand pounds. Very occasionally, a grant of up to five thousand pounds may be made.
We try to prioritise smaller charities where our level of grant is comparatively significant.
If a charity has been successful in receiving a grant, we would not normally donate to them again in less than thirty-six months.
What We Never Fund
- Charities which do not have a United Kingdom Registered Charity Number
- Non-humanitarian charities (with the single exception of The Ironbridge Gorge Museum)
- Individuals - including gap year funding, travel overseas for charity work and medical treatment
- Professionals representing individuals, unless they are applying from a registered charity
- Charities with a turnover of more than one million pounds
- Charities with disproportionately large reserves, unless there is an exceptional reason. In such a case, we will require an explanation.
- Animal welfare
- Projects promoting religious proselytisation or partisan political activities
- Charities mainly involved in research, whether medical or otherwise
- Museums (with the sole exception of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum)
- United Kingdom hospices (as the Trustees already sponsor a hospice of their choice within the Southwest)
What We Have Funded in the Past
- Charities addressing social, physical, or educational re-habilitation
- Charities offering information, support, relief or equipment for illness or disability
- Charities supporting those members of society who may be considered as isolated, vulnerable, at risk or disadvantaged
- Charities supporting victims of torture or human rights abuses
- Charities helping to support carers
- Holidays for disadvantaged children
- Youth clubs, especially in disadvantaged areas
- Women's refuges
- Homeless shelters
- Charities supplying micro-loans, or other business enterprises in the Developing World
- Charities helping to provide access to medical care, food or water supplies in the Developing World