Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

funding update

Aims/priorities: Funding is available for revenue costs including core costs, salaries, running and projects costs.  The Trust no longer offers capital grants.

The Trust's preference is to support front line projects working directly with people in need. It will consider new projects which are a logical extension of existing work, but does not support work which represents a significant shift away from an organisation's existing core aims and experience.

Small Grants - Projects will be expected to focus on community support. This could include the following types of activities:

  • Community services - information, advice and guidance services; community transport schemes; employability training; volunteering; healthy eating and living; foodbanks which support clients out of crisis into long-term sustainability; intergenerational projects, befriending, community cohesion.
  • Community centres - salary or running costs for community centres or village halls which offer a range of activities for all ages.
  • Alternative education - support schemes for young people struggling in mainstream education; homework clubs; supplementary education classes for vulnerable individuals.
  • Training, mentoring, employment and volunteering opportunities.
  • Youth - youth clubs and detached youth work; after school and holiday clubs; opportunities for NEETs.
  • Counselling - for any age in areas where statutory services are unable to cope with demand.
  • Family support services - early intervention; families coping with addiction; prisoners' families.
  • Substance misuse - recovery projects.

Major Grants - Projects will be expected to focus on family support, which may include:

  • Early intervention.
  • Families coping with addiction.
  • Prisoners' families.

Who can apply? Applications are accepted from charitable organisations (including community interest companies, social enterprises, not-for-profit registered companies and voluntary organisations) in the UK.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have a total annual income under £250,000 to apply for a Small Grant.
  • Have a total annual income up to £1 million to apply for a Major Grant.
  • A demonstrable track record of success working to address local problems in communities in areas of extreme urban deprivation or deprived rural districts.

Eligible areas:

  • Urban locations (with a population of more than 10,000 people) in England, Scotland and Wales - applicant organisations' postcodes must be ranked within the most deprived 15% of the Index of Multiple Deprivation.
  • Rural locations (with a population of fewer than 10,000 inhabitants in a village/town) in England, Scotland and Wales - applicant organisations' postcodes must be ranked within the most deprived 50% of the Index of Multiple Deprivation.

Grant amount: Small grants of £2,000 to £10,000 for one year. (Successful applicants can reapply for a further two years. No further applications can be made after the completion of a third grant.)
Major grants of £10,000 to £100,000 for one year or for a maximum of 3 years, not to exceed £100,000 in total over this period.

Application process: Applications are submitted via the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation's website.

Deadline:  Applications for Small Grants are accepted at any time.

The Major Grants programme is currently closed but is expected to reopen from 9 November 2020.

Contact Information:  Tel: 020 3150 4517  Email:

Website address:

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Charitable Company
Constituted Group
Partnerships and Consortiums
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Funding Theme: 
Health and Wellbeing
Unpublish Date: 
Wednesday, 21 October, 2020