The Foundation provides grants to officially recognised charitable organisations within the UK as are any educational institutions (schools, universities, etc.) whether or not they have charitable status in respect of:
- Relief of persons in need, hardship or distress by reason of disaster or as a consequence of social or economic circumstance.
- Provision/Maintenance of care and accommodation for the sick and elderly.
- Promotion of education - in particular within the Derbyshire region.
- Environmental Conservation/Preservation/Protection/Improvement - in particular where this would encourage the provision of access by members of the general public.
Applicants to the Small Grants programme can receive one-off grants in the range £500 to £2,500. They do provide larger grants, which can be spread over several years, but these are made proactively and they do not accept unsolicited applications to this programme.
Application Form: Apply via an on-line form on the website.
Deadline: Applications are only considered at the Trustees quarterly meetings in January, April, July and October. The deadline is normally 6 weeks prior to the meeting: those received subsequently are automatically held over for consideration at the next meeting.
Contact: Woodroffe Benton Foundation, PO Box 309, Cirencester GL7 9HA,
email: firstname.lastname@example.org .