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Funding for self-help groups to support people with a mental illness or learning difficulties, and their carers

The Jill Franklin Trust offers grants to small charities in deprived areas of Great Britain, particularly the North of England and from Wales.

Grants are typically £1,000 for one to three years, and the trust has five categories grant applications can fall into:

  • Self-Help groups to support people with a mental illness or learning difficulties, and their carers (parents etc.),
  • Organisations helping and supporting refugees and asylum-seekers coming to or in the UK,
  • The restoration (not “improvement”) of churches of architectural importance (half a page in Pevsner’s Buildings of its county).  The church should be open to visitors every day,
  • Local schemes to help prisoners to resettle, or to desist from crime,
  • Bereavement counselling. This must be open to the general pubic and not solely to the relicts of those who have died in your institutuin. We expect the counsellors will be volunteering.

Excluded categories include:

  • building work (other than church restoration), nor for endowment funds,
  • replacement of the duties of Government, local authorities or the NHS,
  • overseas funding
  • religious organisations set up for welfare, education etc. of whatever religion, unless the service is open to and used by people from all denominations, and there is no attempt to conduct any  propaganda or religious rituals, or require clients to attend religious services,
  • Animal and environmental charities
  • Students, nor to any individuals nor for overseas travel
  • Medical research.

How to apply
You can find out more about the grant here. Applicants for a grant should email enclosing a budget for the project.  If your accounts are not filed with the Charity Commission or OSCA, please enclose them, or provide a link to them. The Trustees tend to look more favourably on an appeal which is simply and economically prepared: glossy, “prestige” and Mailsorted brochures do not impress the trustees. Applications will be acknowledged, and are normally considered quarterly, in the last month of the quarter.

Posted on 22nd November 2019 in Funding and awards

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