Eric Wright Charitable Trust

funding update

Aims/priorities: The Eric Wright Charitable Trust was established by Mr. Eric Wright in 1990 to fulfil his belief that the role of business in society is not to create wealth for the few, but rather to help to build a strong community.

The Trust offers:

  • Major Grants - by invitation only
  • Community Grants - aimed at assisting and supporting the development of smaller local charitable organisations which deliver services directly to beneficiaries in seven different areas of interest to the Trust.
  • Minor Grants - aimed at supporting small local charitable organisations which deliver services directly to beneficiaries. There is no restriction on the sector.

Funding can be used for revenue (core) costs and specific service delivery costs. In exceptional circumstances, capital costs may also be funded.

Community Grants should cover projects in one of the following areas:

  • Wellbeing of young people
  • Elderly services.
  • Education and training.
  • Health.
  • Carers' support.
  • Mental health.
  • Child/family support.
  • Minor Grants are not restricted by sector.

Grants from both programmes must be spent within one year.

Who can apply? Registered charities based and working in the North West of England may apply to both grant programmes.

Grant amount: Two different grants are available:

  • Minor Grants of between £500 and £4,999.
  • Community Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000.

Application process: Full guidelines can be found on the Eric Wright Charitable Trust website.

Prospective applicants should contact the Trust to discuss the nature of their applications and the process involved before starting the application process.

Deadline:  Applications for both grant schemes are accepted on a rolling basis.

Contact Information:  Tel: 01772694613 Email:

Website address:

£1000.01 to £10,000
Registered Charity
Funding Theme: 
Children and Young People
Health and Wellbeing
Older People