The Trust awards grants to UK registered or exempt charities whose work
fulfils the criterion:
Long-term care of people with learning disabilities
either in a residential care or supported living
environment in a way that provides a family environment and a wide choice of
activities and lifestyle or by providing long-term day/employment
The Trust welcomes applications but receives far more than it can afford
to support. In a typical year we are able to respond positively to around 1
in 6 applications. Around 12 charities are
supported each year with grants varying from £5,000 to around £20,000.
Charities which exist primarily to provide residential care are looked at most favourably, but the Trustees
are happy to consider charities which provide other services for people with learning disability, provided that
those services are long term for the individuals concerned. The Trust does not support charities that work in the field of mental
The Trustees are unlikely to respond positively to requests for running
costs of organisations unless there are exceptional reasons, preferring instead to support
new or capital projects.
The Trust supports charities of all sizes. Examples of recent successful
applications are below.
A grant of £10,000 was awarded towards the £50,000 cost of installing
specialist computer equipment into 6 residential care homes and of providing
training to residents.
A charity that runs residential care homes and supported living schemes
was given £13,000 towards the £26,000 cost of setting up a horticulture
project/social enterprise at one of their day centres.
Large national charity was awarded £15,000 towards a £1.34m capital
appeal to build another residential care home.
Charity was given £15,000 towards the recruitment and salary cost of a
new specialist in the care of adults with learning disabilities who develop
Charity that provides long-term permanent employment to adults with
learning disabilities was given £7,500 towards the purchase cost of tools,
computer equipment and kitchen refurbishment.
Charity that runs residential care homes was given £15,000 towards the
£300,000 cost of refurbishing their day care centre.
Charity that provides residential care and runs supported living schemes
was given £20,000 towards the £650,000 cost of relocating their day care
If you wish to discuss a particular project before submitting an
email or telephone the Grants
Applications should be submitted from November and by 31 January at the
Please try and get your application to us before the final deadline, as
large numbers received on 31 January may mean that these applications do not
get our fullest attention.