Barchester Charitable Foundation
Of interest to organisations dealing with Older People, Adults with a Disability, Loneliness, Mental Health
Barchester Charitable Foundation is a registered charity that helps older people and other adults with a disability across England, Scotland & Wales. This year our focus is about connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive our highest priority in 2018.
They do not have a formal definition for a small charity, but if a charity has financial reserves in the hundreds of thousands or millions, it is very unlikely that they would be able to help.
Their fund for 2018 focuses on:
- Older people 65+
- Adults (18+) with a physical or learning disability
- Adults (18+) wit ental health problems
They are a unique charity that help ndividuals, but please note that all applications for named individuals must be completed by a third party who knows the individual in a professional or community-based capacity. This could be a Barchester staff member, healthcare professional, a social or citizens’ advice worker or a charity representative for example. Any application submitted by the named individual or family will not be processed.
They also hel mall community groups and small local charities.
They favour applications that help improve people’s mobility, independence and quality of life.
This year their focus is about connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive our highest priority in 2018.
Grants will not be made to community groups and small charities for:
- Core/ running costs an alaries
- Indirect services such as help lines, website, newsletters, leaflets or research
- Major building projects or large capital projects, including minibuses
- Training of staff and training of volunteers
Their grants range from £100 up to £5,000, with the average grant in 2017 being approx. £950.