The Will Charitable Trust offers grants of £3,000 – £30,000 to UK registered charities that provide services/care for blind people, people with learning disabilities, and cancer sufferers. In order to be eligible for funding your charity must have an annual turnover of at least £50,000.
Projects must focus on one of the Trust’s three key areas. If your project will work with blind people or the prevention or cure of blindness you will have most success if your charity exists primarily for work with blind or visually impaired people. Projects in this area may have beneficiaries in the UK or abroad.
For projects working with people with learning disabilities, you must be able to support individuals over a significantly long period. Examples could include residential care or supported living schemes. Trustees will occasionally consider charities providing day or employment services but will not support schools or colleges. Projects in this area are not eligible if they have beneficiaries outside of the UK.
For projects working with cancer suffers and their families, you are most likely to succeed if your charity’s principle objective is to work in this area.
There are two rounds of applications each year:
- Applications for projects relating to blind people and learning disabilities are accepted 1st November – 31st January
- Applications for projects related to cancer care are accepted 1st June – 31st August
How to apply:
You should try to submit your application in writing. There are no application forms and email applications are not accepted. You must apply in writing with the following information:
- Overview of organisation
- Description of project
- Contingency plan
- Audited accounts
- Any other supporting information
See the Trust’s website for other details including postal address.