Aims/priorities: The Kelly Family Charitable Trust is interested in funding charities whose activities involve all or most family members, where possible, in initiatives that seek to tackle problems facing one or more of its members.
They have funded charities working in fields including early intervention, mediation, prison services and services for families affected by sexual abuse, physical abuse and domestic violence, among others. The objective is to reinforce the benefit and support that family members as a unit can give to each other. The three areas of activity that the charity wishes to support are:
- Interventions that support families and help them in ways that prevent the fracture of the family unit, e.g. practical family support, relationship counselling, mediation
- Families where sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, alcohol abuse and drug abuse threaten the integrity of the family unit
- Prisoners and in particular their families, during and after the period of imprisonment
Who can apply? The trust prefers to support registered charities whose income is below
£500,000. However, larger charities with pioneering pilot projects will be considered. The Trust encourages applications from relatively new charities to help them become established.
Grant amount: Grants worth up to £5,000 – though trustees will consider requests for higher amounts
Application process: All applications should be made on the Kelly Family Charitable Trust’s official application form, which can be downloaded by from their website.
Deadline: 1 September 2018