The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation is a medium-sized independent grantmaking foundation which makes grants totalling around £2 million a year to a variety of charitable projects. They fund both charities and charitable organisations, and provide grants for both general running costs and capital projects.
The aim of the foundation is to address local issues in areas of extreme urban deprivation, or in remote and fragile rural communities and have especial interest in funding projects in the following areas:
- Community Sport
- Arts, Education and Heritage
- Disabilities and Healthcare
The main grants scheme they provide is the ‘Small Grants’ programme, which offers funding up to £9,999. In order to be eligible, your organisation must have an income of £500,000 or less and require the funding for 1 year’s running costs, towards project costs or for capital costs.
Trusthouse offers a further information on the types of projects they consider, along with a range of comprehensive guidelines on how to give your application ‘the best chance’, which can be found here. You can also find out about other grant schemes that Trusthouse offer on their website, such as their ‘Large Grants’ programme which is for one-off capital costs up to £30,000.