FUNDING: CLA Charitable Trust – for children & young people

Applications are invited from charities and not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales for projects that help disabled or disadvantaged people connect with nature and the countryside.

The funding from the CLA Charitable Trust supports projects that improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of people who are disabled or disadvantaged by helping them to visit and participate in recreational and educational opportunities in the countryside.

Small and medium sized charities and not for profit organisations, such as CIC’s with clear social purpose based in England and Wales, can apply if they have not been in receipt of a grant from the Trust in the previous three years and they have a current safeguarding policy.

Applications are particularly welcomed for projects for children and young people, disadvantaged financially, physically, mentally, or from areas of deprivation.

The maximum grant size is £5,000.

The Trust prioritises smaller organisations with a turnover of less than £1.5million. Organisations with significant unrestricted reserves will not be funded

Funding can be used to support projects, capital works and running costs.

There are usually three grant-making meetings a year.

The trustees are reviewing the Trust’s grant-making and expect to release revised and updated guidelines on their website in 2024.

Find out more and visit the CLA Charitable Trust website.