We review our grant-making on an annual basis, looking at the number of applications received, and areas supported. This is so that we can learn from our grant-making and ensure that it still reflects the Trust’s funding priorities.
As a family trust with broad interests, inevitably we receive many more applications than we can possibly support.
To help you determine whether to apply, below is a snapshot of our most recent 12-month trends:
- We made 90 grants to UK-registered charities.
- The average grant size was £5,400.
- We made the most grants to organisations concerned with Medicine and Healthcare, followed by Societal and Community Cohesion, then Education.
- Approximately half of our grants went to national organisations working across the UK. A small number of grants (four) were made for overseas humanitarian relief. The remainder was given to local charities working in the geographical areas specified in the application guidelines.
- Of those organisations which were successful, the majority had been supported before, reflecting the Trust’s desire to build relationships with its grantees. Fourteen new charities were supported.
- Applicants had approximately one in five chance of being successful.
- The main reasons for applications being turned down were either because they were out of area, or it was felt that there was a lack of information about the need and how the proposed work would help address it.