Aims/priorities: The funding is for charities whose activities involve all or most family members in initiatives that support and encourage the family to work as a cohesive unit in tackling problems that face one or more of its members. The overall objective is to reinforce the potential benefit and support that family members as a unit can give to each other.
The three principal areas that the charity wishes to support are:
- Interventions that support families and help them in ways that prevent the fracture of the family unit, eg relationship counseling, mediation.
- Families where sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, alcohol abuse and drugs abuse threaten the integrity of the family unit.
- Prisoners and in particular their families, during and after the period of imprisonment.
Applications are also considered for core funding from relatively new organisations seeking to become established.
The Trust offers both capital and revenue grants.
Who can apply? Registered charities based and working in Great Britain can apply. The Trust actively encourages applications from relatively new organisations to help them become established. The Trust prefers to support charities whose income is below £500,000; however, larger charities with pioneering pilot projects will be considered.
Grant amount: Grants will generally be worth up to £5,000 but the Trustees will consider requests for higher amounts.
Applicants are expected to show what other sources of funding have been sought and secured.
Application process: Application forms are available to download from the Trust's website and should be returned by email along with the applying organisation's latest annual accounts.
Deadline: Applications must be submitted by 1 March and 1 September each year to be considered at the subsequent meeting.
Contact information: Stuart Armstrong - Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Website address: kfct.org.uk