Kelly Family Charitable Trust

Grants are available for UK registered charities, working locally or regionally in England, Scotland or Wales, whose activities nurture and support family life.

The Kelly Family Charitable Trust was founded in 2004 by members of the Kelly family.

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.

Examples of previously funded groups include:

  • Families Outside
  • High Peak Women’s Aid
  • Home Start Barnet
  • Longmead Community Farm
  • Mediation Plus
  • Ormiston Child and Farm Trust
  • Rape Crisis Centre
  • Southampton Rape Crisis Centre
  • Voice of the Child
  • Women’s Work Derby

Grants will generally be worth up to £5,000 but the Trustees will consider requests for higher amounts. Applications are considered for repeat funding.

Applicants are expected to show what other sources of funding have been sought and secured.

The Trust prefers to support charities whose income is below £500,000; however, larger charities with pioneering pilot projects will be considered. The Trust offers both capital and revenue grants. Applications are also considered for core funding from relatively new organisations seeking to become established.

Applications must be submitted by 1 March and 1 September each year to be considered at the subsequent meeting. 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.

Trustees take a personal interest in the progress of the charities they support, and projects shortlisted for grants will usually be visited or contacted by the Trust’s Grants Administrator or other representatives of the Trust.

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