The Kelly Family Charitable Trust is a grant-giving body founded in 2004 by members of the Kelly family.
We’re interested in funding charities whose activities involve all or most family members, where possible, in initiatives that seek to tackle problems facing one or more of its members. We’ve funded charities working in fields including early intervention, mediation, prison services and services for families affected by sexual abuse, physical abuse and domestic violence, among others.
We generally offer grants worth up to £5,000 – though trustees will consider requests for higher amounts. We’re happy to fund charities’ core costs and we encourage applications from relatively new charities to help them become established.
The trustees take a close interest in the progress of the charities they support, and projects shortlisted for grants will usually be visited or contacted by the trust’s grants administrator Stuart Armstrong, or a trustee. The trustees have a wide range of skills and may offer support to funded charities if relevant.
The latest trustees’ report can be found here.