DM Thomas Foundation
Of interest to organisations dealing with projects helping disadvantaged young people in the UK and Ireland.
They fund work that challenges the public policies and practices that reinforce educational inequality.
Applications from registered charities in the UK and Ireland are first assessed by the Foundation office, with a shortlist of approximately 20 of the strongest and regionally representative applications put forward for consideration by their Grants Committee.
Applications working in the areas of education or health with one of our four chosen focus groups are selected or considered:
• Children and young people with disabilities
• Children and young people who are sick in hospital
• Children and young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
• Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care)
The Foundation makes grants to charities that meet one of our two chosen areas of focus which are:
Improving the education of young people
The Foundation is investing in the future by supporting young people in the vital areas of education, awareness and training. Through targeted grant giving the Foundation aims to facilitate a better future for young people by supporting local charities. Education funding generally will be given for training/re-training, educational equipment, activity-based learning leading to accreditation and sports equipment.
Improving the health of young people
The Foundation is committed to relieving suffering and supporting young people whilst they are undergoing treatment and care. Health funding generally will be given for medical equipment, care facilities, activity based holidays, proactive health awareness campaigns and hospices.
The Grants Committee comprises independent members and members nominated by DMTFYP’s business partners and meets quarterly to discuss the applications. There is approximately £200,000 available to distribute each quarter.