The Woodward Charitable Trust offers grants to UK registered charities. It prefers to support one-off projects delivered by small to medium sized organisations with an income of less than £300,000. Woodward favours charities which make good use of volunteers and encourage past and current users to participate. Woodward’s grant-making focuses on the amelioration and raising awareness of social exclusion, particularly in the following areas:
- Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in antisocial behaviour.
- Prisoners and ex-offenders.
- Disadvantaged women, covering refuges, domestic violence and parenting.
- Disability projects.
- Arts outreach work involving disadvantaged people.
- Projects that promote integration and community cohesion amongst minority groups.
Their General Grants programme offers small grants between £500 and £5000 , and large grants over £5000, however the majority of grants given are around £1000. Applications for the general grants programme are reviewed by trustees twice a year.
The Woodward Charitable Trust also have a grant programme for Childrens Summer Play Schemes for children between the ages of 5-16 years. This programme offers grants in the range of £200 to £1000 with applications considered in May each year.