Deadline: 28 January 2021

Woodward Charitable Trust focuses on the following areas:

  • Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour. This covers gang violence and knife crime, education and mentoring as well as projects that work to raise self-esteem and employment opportunities and encourage an active involvement in and contribution towards the local community;
  • Disadvantaged families, This covers parenting support and guidance, mental health, food poverty, refuges and domestic violence projects and would also include projects that benefit travellers, ethnic minorities and refugee families;
  • Prisoners and ex-offenders and specifically projects that maintain and develop contact with prisoner’s families and help with the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders after their release.

 Small grants of up to £3,000 (but normally under £1,000) are made by the Trust. This is alongside a similar programme for Children’s Summer Playschemes.

Funding is for core costs for smaller charities rather than specific projects as the Trustees recognise that smaller charities can find these hard to fund. They also favour small-scale, locally based initiatives and most grants are only for one year.

For more information, and to apply, please visit