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Funding newsletter

October 2021

Sobell Foundation

As a grant making charity, they provide grants to fund projects and activities carried out by other charities. The Foundation receive many different applications for funding, from which trustees make their funding decisions. For an application to be considered by the trustees, and for it to have the best chance of success, applicants should note the following guidelines.

They only consider applications from charities registered with the Charity Commission, or charities that hold a Certificate of Exemption from the Inland Revenue. Overseas applicants must supply the details of a UK registered charity through which grants can be channelled on their behalf. They concentrate funding on small national or local charities; the trustees are unlikely to support large national charities which enjoy wide support.  They do not accept applications from individuals.

The Foundation restricts its funding on a geographical basis to the following countries: England, Wales, Israel, and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). They only accept applications from charities based in these countries for projects and activities within these countries.

 They restrict their funding to charities working in the following areas: 

Medical care and treatment, including respite care and hospices

Care for physically and mentally disabled adults and children

Education and training for adults and children with physical and learning disabilities

Care and support of the elderly

Care and support for children


Immigrant absorption  (Israel only)

Co-existence projects  (Israel only)

Higher education  (Israel only)

Your first step should be to review the points above carefully to ensure that any application that you make will be valid. You should give sufficient information to allow them to evaluate your application against the many others received.

They will write to you with the result of your application as soon as possible, but it may be several months before you hear from them.

Application Form: Available on the website below along with guidance.

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time.

Contact: The Administrator, The Sobell Foundation, P.O. Box 2137, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6YA


01749 – 813135  

By fax:

01749 – 813136 

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