Application Criteria

We only fund organisations whose activities take place within the UK.

The trust has decided to prioritise its funding in favour of charities whose activities involve all or most family members where possible, in initiatives that support and encourage the family to work as a cohesive unit in tackling problems that face one or more of its members. The objective is to reinforce the benefit and support that family members as a unit can give to each other.

The three areas of activity that the charity wishes to support are:

  • Interventions that support families and help them in ways that prevent the fracture of the family unit, eg practical family support, relationship counselling, mediation
  • Families where sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, alcohol abuse and drug abuse threaten the integrity of the family unit
  • Prisoners and in particular their families, during and after the period of imprisonment

The trust prefers to support charities whose income is below £500,000. However, larger charities with pioneering pilot projects will be considered.

The trust will consider both capital and revenue grants. The trust is happy to support requests for core funding as well as project-based grants, and actively encourages applications from relatively new organisations to help them become established.

We do consider repeat funding requests, on receipt of satisfactory progress reports.

Applications should be supported by annual accounts where available.

Unsuccessful applicants must wait for 1 year before resubmitting an application.


The following will not be considered:

  • Non-registered charities
  • Individual requests for grants
  • National charities (only regional projects will be considered)
  • General appeals
  • Organisations with specific religious or political purposes