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Trusthouse Charitable Foundation – Small Grants

Funding available: £2,000 - £10,000

Applications close: 31/01/2025

About this fund

Trusthouse gives grants for running costs to charities and not-for-profit organisations under the overarching themes of Rural Issues and Urban Deprivation. Their preference is for front line organisations working directly with people in need.

Rural communities will have a population of under 10,000 and be based in a remote, rural, economically deprived area where there are few local facilities, transport may be an issue, incomes are low and there are limited opportunities for fundraising. Typical projects are village halls, projects for young and older people and community transport.

Urban areas will have a population of more than 10,000. Projects must be based in areas of extreme urban deprivation and your postcode must be ranked within the most deprived 15% of the latest Index of Multiple Deprivation. Within the overarching themes, they are interested in projects which fall roughly into two categories: Community Support; Arts, Education & Heritage.

See guidelines on the Foundation website for full details on eligibility criteria.

Fund award sizes: Minimum: £2,000 – Maximum: £10,000. Annually awarded: £341,312

Notes on award amounts: Applicants cannot apply for more than 50% of the total cost of the project, and grants will not be paid until the remaining 50% has been secured.

Who can apply
Charitable organisations (including CICs, social enterprises, not-for-profit registered companies and voluntary organisations) based in the UK which have a total annual income under £250,000.

When to apply
This is a rolling programme and there are no deadlines.

How to apply
Complete the eligibility check on the Foundation’s website. If you are eligible, you will be asked to create an account and directed to the appropriate on-line application form.

Successful applicants can re-apply for a further two years. No further applications can be made after the completion of the third grant.

-Campaigning, organisational development or capacity building
-Capital projects
-Feasibility studies
-Projects primarily concerned with the production of films, podcasts or other media
-Urban projects not delivered in the same city/town in which the applying organisation is based
-Statutory services including state schools
-Universities, further education colleges and independent schools
-Organisations with primarily an ecological aim
-Grantmaking organisations
-Umbrella organisations

Looking for support with funding?

Identifying funding opportunities and writing grant applications can seem overwhelming, especially when the future sustainability of your group is dependent on gaining funding support. 

Our supportive Funding Officer, Claire Shaw, can help your organisation with every step of the funding application process, from carrying out funding searches to proofreading your application.

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Trusthouse Charitable Foundation – Small Grants

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Funding available: £2,000 - £10,000

Applications close: 31/01/2025

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