Grants are available to support people of all ages living on low incomes who have a physical and/or mental disability or long-term illness.
Two funding streams are now available:
- Small Grants of less than £5,000.
- Large Grants of more than £5,000.
Charities requesting over £10,000 may be visited as part of the Foundation’s due diligence.
Applications may be submitted at any time and are considered six times a year. Charities must have been registered for at least three years.
While there is no restriction as to the size of the charitable organisation that can apply, priority will be given to small to medium size charities who are making a significant impact in their community and who may lack the time and resources to be able to focus on their fundraising.
Applications must address at least one of the four themes of the Foundation:
Health and wellbeing: to maintain, improve and advance the health and welfare of people living with disabilities and/or long-term illnesses.
Independent living at home: to support people who wish to remain living in their own home for as long as is practically possible.
Respite: either for the person living with a disability (or long-term illnesses) or the carer to access sports and leisure activities or simply enjoy fun, friendship and the opportunity to socialise and share with others who may be in a similar situation.
The online application form can be found on the Foundation’s website: https://www.edwardgostlingfoundation.org.uk.
Contact the Foundation for further information on 01753 753 900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.