Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust - General Grants
Grants are available to small UK registered charities working to support people with a learning disability to learn skills to help them live more independent lives after they leave formal education.
The Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust was founded from an investment by the late Mrs Margaret Dobson. It was intended as an attempt by her to help young people and others with learning difficulties and other special needs to fulfil their potential, both in educational and practical skills. The Trust seeks to achieve these objectives by making grants to other charities that are providing services with similar aims.
The Trust aims to make grants to registered UK charities that provide services for young people and others with learning difficulties and other special needs to fulfil their potential, both in educational and practical skills.
Grants of up to £5,000 are available. However, in exceptional circumstances the Trustees will consider awarding a higher amount.
Grants are available for registered Charities, Charitable Incorporated Organisations or Community Interest Companies.
To be eligible for funding organisations must have an annual turnover of less than £1 million.
Grants will not be made to organisations who have received funding in the previous year except where a specific project has been awarded funding over a period of more than one year.
The next deadline for applications is 31 March 2018. Applications will be considered at the trustees' annual meeting (usually taking place in June).
Applications must be submitted electronically and include:
- A completed cover sheet (which can be downloaded from the Trust’s website).
- Two page application including information as detailed in the guidelines.
- A copy of the organisation’s latest accounts.
- A Business Plan (if the organisation is new).
All applications should be emailed to the Trust’s Secretary.
For further details and applications, please visit: http://www.margaretdobsontrust.btck.co.uk/