Aims/priorities: Through its Benevolent Fund, the Weaver's Company provides funding for smaller charitable organisations that are providing services for young people who are vulnerable and at risk of becoming involved with crime. The funding is intended to support work in the following areas of interest:
- Young offenders
- Prisoners and ex-prisoners.
- Young disadvantaged people, especially those at risk of criminal involvement.
Funding is available for the following:
Helping disadvantaged young people - The object of the fund is to support projects working with disadvantaged young people to ensure that they are given every possible chance to meet their full potential and to participate fully in society. Young people are normally defined as being aged from 5 to 30 years.
Offenders and ex-offenders, particularly those under 30 years of age - Many offenders and ex-offenders suffer from a variety of difficult and complex problems and they are amongst the most vulnerable members of society. Funding is available for work that addresses the social and economic problems faced by this group and their families, and provide them with support, life skills training and a way back into education, training and/or employment, so that they may reintegrate and make a positive contribution to society.
Who can apply? UK registered charities or organisations in the process of applying for registration are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to smaller organisations which offer direct services. Local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than about £100,000. Those working across the UK should normally have an income of not more than about £250,000.
Grant amount: The maximum grant is usually £15,000 per annum.
Application process: The application form can be found on the Trust's website. Once completed, the form should be sent by post to the Trust.
Deadline: 1pm on 19 November 2020
Contact information: Tel 020 7606 1155, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Website address: www.weavers.org.uk