Grants are available for UK registered charities working in the UK in the areas of advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare, and improvement or protection of the environment. Grants generally range from £500 to £6,000. The majority of grants are one-off grants for one year. The next deadline for applications is 13 October 2021.
The Trustees seldom join in major fundraising campaigns or capital projects, preferring to direct their donations to those charities where their contribution will make a major difference.
Projects that fall within the following fields of interest are eligible for support:
- The promotion of access, education and excellence in the arts for young people to increase their opportunities to become involved outside school and to build future audiences with special emphasis on choral singing for children and young people to encourage recruitment into choirs.
- Performance development opportunities in the performing arts for those in the early stages of their careers, encouraging involvement in the community through performances and workshops for the benefit of those with special needs and those who would otherwise have no opportunity to hear or participate in a live performance.
- Support for charities seeking to engage with young people on the fringes of society through music and drama projects to improve their employability and diminish the risk of social exclusion.
- Provision of music and art therapy to improve quality of life.
- Support for charities concerned with alleviating the suffering of adults and children with medical conditions who have difficulty finding support through traditional sources.
- The welfare of those who care for others through the provision of breaks for those carers without regular support – and with emphasis on projects and schemes that allow young carers to enjoy being children.
- Conservation of the countryside and its woodlands, with emphasis on the encouragement of voluntary work and active involvement in hands-on activities, particularly activities that bring about positive changes in the lives of young people and help them to experience the value of nature.
- Rural crafts and skills in heritage conservation, with emphasis on increasingly rare skills that would otherwise be lost.
- Social and therapeutic horticulture: projects that use gardening or other environmental activities to bring about positive changes in the lives of those who are living with disabilities or ill health.
The application process can take between three and six months depending on when the application is submitted. Application forms are available to complete online at the Trust’s website. Applicants should read the guidelines before starting the application form – http://www.doylycartecharitabletrust.org/
The funder can be contacted on tel: 0203 637 3003 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.