FUNDING: Thomas Wall Trust Small Grants – next deadline 29 Apr

Small grants are available to registered charities to support projects that equip people (18 years or older) from disadvantaged groups with critical life skills necessary for employment.

Awards of £5,000 are made by the Trust which believes that communication skills are critical capabilities for people who want to improve their employment prospects, self-confidence, resilience, and life chances.

There is a two-stage application process, beginning with a short Expression of Interest and followed with a more detailed application form.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be a UK charity that has been registered with the Charity Commission for at least 3 years
  • be a project or running costs for a charity that equips people (aged 18 and over) with the skills ready for employment
  • have an annual turnover of between £25,000 and £500,000
  • have a proven successful model
  • have a project operating in partnership with other local organisations.

The Trust gives priority to match funded projects and self-sustainable projects.

The closing date for Stage One applications for this funding round is Monday 29 April 2024, for consideration at their July meeting.

Successful applicants will be invited to Stage Two where a Project Plan and other details will be required.

For more details, visit the Thomas Wall website.