Trusthouse Charitable Foundation (Image: ActionSpace Arts)Area: UK
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Trusthouse Charitable Foundation is a foundation giving grants to small, well-established organisations in the UK that address local issues in areas of urban deprivation, or in remote and fragile rural communities.

They have a Small Grants (open to eligible organisations with a total annual income under £250,000) and Major Grants programme (open to eligible organisations with a total annual income up to £1m). 

Who/what they fund:

  • Charitable organisations (including CICs, social enterprises, not-for-profit registered companies and voluntary organisations) in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • UK based small to medium-sized local organisations with a demonstrable track record of success working to address local issues in communities of extreme urban deprivation and deprived rural districts
  • Revenue costs including core costs, salaries, running and project costs

You can apply for a Small Grant if:

  • Your organisation’s postcode falls within the following on the Indices of Multiple Deprivation: if you are located in an urban area, you must be in the bottom 15% most deprived areas
  • if you are located in a rural area, you must be in the bottom 50% most deprived areas 
  • Your project has a focus on community support
  • Your annual income does not exceed £250,000
  • You can secure 50% of the total project costs
  • You can supply your most recent annual accounts
  • You can start spending our grant within 1-2 months of receipt
  • You are embedded in your local community

The Trust runs an online application process and you can make applications at any time of the year. Small Grants will usually receive a final decision within 8 weeks of the receipt of your application. Major Grants will be decided at Grants Committee meetings throughout the year.

For more information, visit the Trusthouse website.