Marsh Christian Trust
Grants range from £250 to £4,000 and support the Trust's priorities in the following areas of work: Social Welfare; Literature, Arts and Heritage; Environmental Causes; Conservation and Animal Welfare; Healthcare and Medical Research; Education and Training; Miscellaneous; Overseas Appeals.
The Trustees will normally only agree to make grants to registered charities experienced in their chosen field of work and never to individuals.
Applications should be made in writing and sent by post to the Marsh Christian Trust, 2nd Floor, 36 Broadway, London SW1H 0BH. There is no standard application form.
A set of the most recent audited accounts should be enclosed.
There is no deadline for receipt of applications. The Trustees meet monthly, but due to the volume of appeals received responses to new appeals may take up to three months to arrive. However, a response is made to every appeal.
Adminstrator: Jo Winyard
The foundation has a range of funding programmes, open to application either directly or through partner organisations.
The fund which supports research and innovation for beneficial social change is open to voluntary and community sector organisations. This fund has four grant programmes that support research and innovation for beneficial social change:
Grants are mainly for research (usually carried out in universities or independent research institutes) but are also made for practical developments or innovation, often in voluntary sector organisations.
As an independent Foundation, they are well placed to deal with sensitive issues, to challenge fashions and tacit assumptions. They support people with creative ideas to identify change or interventions which will have a practical impact for researchers, policy makers and practitioners.
IT and Computing Grants
Grants of up to £10,000 must be spent within one year and can be spent on capital expenditure, training and website development. All applications must be discussed with NetSolutions Wales and supported by a quote from them.
The application process is ongoing, with a decision six weeks from the receipt of application. The project must have its own bank account.
To be eligible, you must be:
Exclusions: groups that fall under the Sports Councils.
Use an application form to apply following a discussion with the consultants, NetSolutions Wales
Global Community Links
Funding to develop your links with a community group in a developing country, thus increasing UK involvement in international development.
Two main aims:
1. Global Community Links aims to help links increase the involvement of UK community members in international development. The programme aims to increase understanding of global development issues, and offers funding and support to community groups in the UK that have a link with a community group in a developing country.
2. The programme seeks to strengthen links through involving a wider range of community members. Building knowledge and understanding of global development in the UK helps create a stronger base for links, and helps achieve even more in a link.
The UK community group should use the funding to:
1. Build knowledge and understanding of global development, including the Millennium Development Goals:
2. Build an understanding of global interdependence and promoting actions that individuals can take to reduce gloobal poverty levels such as:
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation - Innovation Fund
This fund supports genuinely innovative ideas and unusual partnerships across the Foundation's cultural, educational and social interests. The Foundation's strategic aims are: Cultural Understanding, Fulfilling Potential and Environment.
Not-for-profit organisations can apply for R&D funding to scope a new idea which enables them to work together with other organisations or experts outside their usual practice, or to enable them to undertake active research into areas they would not normally have the time or money to explore. This fund is not open to individuals.
Although the host applicant and prime beneficiaries should be resident in the UK or Republic of Ireland, the Foundation is also interested in proposals that may involve European partners or that emulate good practice in other countries.
Although the Foundation may occasionally give funding for projects that are developed as a result of an Innovation grant, it does not guarantee continued support.
The funds available for Innovation grants are modest in scale and competition is likely to be strong. It is expected that grants will average between £10,000 and £25,000.
Outline ideas should be submitted by email using the Initial Enquiry Form which can be downloaded from the website.