The True Colours Trust is a grant making charity that supports causes in the UK and Africa, with a focus of offering grants to small organisations delivering programmes that benefit children and their families, in particular children with disabilities.
The Trust has a number of grant programmes, however only two of these are open for unsolicited applications, these being the Small Grants UK and Small Grants Africa programmes. Across all of their programmes the Trust provides grants of around £2 million each year.
Within the small grants programmes the Trust only supports registered charities.
Small Grants UK
This programme offers grants of up to £10,000 and will only offer one-off grants and very rarely offer grants in consecutive years.
The Trust regularly supports programmes of the following nature:
- Hydrotherapy pools.
- Multi-sensory rooms.
- Mini buses.
- Family support.
- Sibling projects.
- Bereavement support.
- Specialised play equipment
Charities can apply by completing the online application form, or downloading the form from the Trust website and submitting via the post.
Small Grants Africa
The Small Grants Africa programme offers grants of up to £5,000 to projects that support the development of palliative care in Africa. Whilst initially grants are one-off, the Trust will consider contributions towards core costs in future years.
Priority is given to projects in the following areas:
- Equipment for patients.
- Palliative care for children and young people.
- Palliative care medicines.
- Capital improvement costs.
- Increasing access to palliative care in rural areas.
- Training courses for palliative care service providers held in Africa.
Applications must be completed on the standard application form, which can be downloaded from the Trust’s website.