Aims/priorities: Trustees are interested in supporting a diverse range of charities which support older people, from large institutions to small community-run organisations. The Foundation was established to support capital projects and innovative projects but is unable to assist with running costs or salaries. If your charity has a mixed age group of beneficiaries, the Foundation will consider a donation if around 80% are over the age of 65.
Grants are loosely divided into Health and Community categories:
Health and welfare – The Foundation gives grants for refurbishment of residential care housing for the elderly and for building projects which are nearing completion. Trustees also consider the provision of equipment and furniture to enhance care and improve quality of life.
Community and innovation – The Foundation supports community initiatives such as exercise classes for the over-65s, lunch clubs, horticultural therapy and day trips. Grants for technology projects aimed at benefitting the over-65s will also be considered.
Who can apply? You may apply to The W G Edwards Charitable Foundation if your charity fulfils the following criteria:
The charity is based in the UK
The charity is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, or the Regulator for Charities in Northern Ireland
The aim of your charity is to help people over the age of 65
You are applying for assistance towards a capital project such as refurbishment, furniture or equipment
You are applying for assistance towards an innovative project such as IT for the elderly, fitness classes, lunch clubs, gardening projects, etc.
Grant amount: Grants are usually between £1,000 – £3,000. The average grant is £1,700.
Application process: Applications should be made in writing detailing the requirements on the website
Deadline: 10 December 2018
Contact information: Email: [email protected]
Website address: www.wgedwardscharitablefoundation.org.uk