Funding Alerts


Kelly Family Charitable Trust

by | Aug 15, 2018 |

Of interest to Organisations dealing with Family Interventions, Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, Prisoners

The Kelly Family Charitable Trust is interested in funding charities whose activities involve all or most family members, where possible, in initiatives that seek to tackle problems facing one or more of its members.


The trust prefers to support charities whose income is below £500,000. However, larger charities with pioneering pilot projects will be considered.

The following will not be considered:
• Non-registered charities
• Individual requests for grants
• National charities (only regional projects will be considered)
• General appeals
• Organisations with specific religious or political agendas

What For?

They have funded charities working in fields including early intervention, mediation, prison services and services for families affected by sexual abuse, physical abuse and domestic violence, among others.

The trust has decided to prioritise its funding in favour of charities whose activities involve all or most family members where possible, in initiatives that support and encourage the family to work as a cohesive unit in tackling problems that face one or more of its members. The objective is to reinforce the benefit and support that family members as a unit can give to each other.

The three areas of activity that the charity wishes to support are:
• Interventions that support families and help them in ways that prevent the fracture of the family unit, eg practical family support, relationship counselling, mediation
• Families where sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, alcohol abuse and drug abuse threaten the integrity of the family unit
• Prisoners and in particular their families, during and after the period of imprisonment

The trust will consider both capital and revenue grants. The trust is happy to support requests for core funding as well as project-based grants, and actively encourages applications from relatively new organisations to help them become established.

How Much?

They generally offer grants worth up to £5,000 – though trustees will consider requests for higher amounts.


Grants are awarded twice a year. Applications must be submitted by 1st March and 1st September. The trustees will ask for more details from those charities that pass the initial screening and may visit them.

More information

All applications should be made on the Kelly Family Charitable Trust’s official application form, which can be downloaded by clicking the link on the right of this page. Applications should be send by email to