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Woodward Charitable Trust

Small grants, between £100-£5,000 (around 100 grants made per year) for social inclusion projects. Prospective applicants should be aware that less than 15% of the applications received are successful.
To apply for the funding, please email -
Club, Group or Organisation, Disability Groups, Education / Training

About Woodward Charitable Trust

Applications will only be considered if they fall within the following areas:

  1. Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour.
  2. Prisoners and ex-offenders. Projects that help the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders are supported as well as requests to help prisoners' families
  3. Disadvantaged women, covering refuges, domestic violence and parenting.
  4. Disability projects, which can include rehabilitation and training for people who are either physically disabled or learning disabled.
  5. Arts outreach work by local groups involving disadvantaged people.
  6. Projects that promote integration and community cohesion amongst minority groups, including refugees and travellers.


Trustees DO NOT fund unsolicited applications from charities whose annual income exceeds £300,000 or for:

  • Construction projects such as playgrounds, village halls, and disabled accesses
  • General school appeals including out of hours provision
  • Hospices
  • Medical research
  • Parish facilities
  • Playgroups and pre-school groups
  • Requests for vehicles
  • Individuals in any capacity
  • Educational fees

General grants are usually allocated following Trustees' meetings which will happen in February/March and October/November each year. The Trustees favour small-scale, locally based initiatives. Funding is primarily for one-off projects, but the Trustees are willing to consider funding running costs (including core cost and salaries).

All application forms are assessed on arrival and acknowledged within 6-8 weeks. If additional information is required we will contact you further.

Applicants must make sure we receive a project budget.

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