Will Charitable Trust
Of interest to organisations dealing wit earning Disabilities, Cancer Care, Blind People, Blindness
The Will Charitable Trust provides grants for the care of people with learning disabilities, blindness and cancer sufferers.
Grants are awarded only to UK registered or exempt charities which must have proven track records of successful work in their field of operation or, in the case of newer charities, convincing evidence of ability. Grants will only be awarded in response to direct applications from the charity concerned.
The Trust provides financial assistance to UK registered or exempt charities whose activities fall within the following three categories, mainly within the United Kingdom:
- care of and services for blind people, and the prevention and/or cure of blindness,
- long-term care of people with learning disabilities either in a residential care or supported living environment in a way that provides a family environment and a wide choice of activities and lifestyle or by providing long-term day/employment activities,
- care of and services for people suffering from cancer, and their families.
In the current financial climate, commitments to make future payments are rarely given, with grants normally being one-off annual grants.
Grants vary in amount, but generally fall within the range of £5,000 to £20,000. The total amount awarded varies from year to year according to available funds. As a guide, in the year 2011–2012, 47 grants were awarded from our normal programme totalling £525,400.
The Trustees may occasionally consider larger exceptional grants, but this is unusual and generally confined to charities that they know well and have supported for some time. There is no separate application process for this, and contenders will be identified from the normal grant round. In the year 2011/2012, one grant of £50,000 was awarded from this programme.
Blind people and Learning disabilities
Applications should be submitted from November and by 31st January at the latest. Decisions are made in the following April and successful applicants will be notified by the end of the month.
Applications should be submitted from June and by 31st August. Decisions are made in the following November and successful applicants will be notified by the end of the month.