What we can't fund

We do NOT fund retrospectively. The application is void if what you are applying for has already been purchased or taken place.

Further funding is not available for three years following a successful grant award.

Grants will not be made to named individuals for:

  • Medical and dental treatment, including therapy
  • Services and equipment provided in a care home operated by Barchester Healthcare or by any other care home company (e.g. adequate seating)
  • Home improvements and property repairs
  • Basic household items such as white goods, carpeting and furniture (including specialist beds and recliner chairs)
  • Cars, driving lessons and holidays abroad
  • Daily living costs (e.g. rent, utility bills, clothing) or repayment of debts

Grants will not be made to community groups and small charities for:

  • Core/ running costs and salaries
  • Indirect services such as help lines, website, newsletters, leaflets or research
  • Major building projects or large capital projects, including minibuses
  • Training of staff and training of volunteers

The Trustees reserve the right to put a cap on grants to a single charity (including all of its branches) in any one year.