Sylvia Waddilove Foundation

The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation trustees welcome applications from charities, CICs, and registered societies. This foundation provides grants to charitable organisations for new projects relating to:

  • Education
  • The visual and performing arts
  • Medical research
  • The relief of disability and severe illness
  • The preservation of buildings of architectural or historical significance
  • The accommodation of those in need


Barchester’s Charitable Foundation

This is a national charity that helps older people and other adults with a disability. This year their focus is about connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive their highest priority in 2019.

Grants range from £100 up to £5,000, with the average grant in 2018 being approximately £850.


Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Paul Hamlyn Foundation organises their work, in the UK, around six main strategic priorities.

  1. Nurturing ideas and people
  2. Arts, access and participation
  3. Education and learning through the arts
  4. Arts evidence
  5. Investing in young people
  6. Migration and integration


The Bromley Trust

The Bromley Trust supports charities working in either human rights or prison reform. They usually fund charities with an annual income of between £100,000 and £1.5million. The size of grant usually ranges between £5,000 and £20,000 per annum for up to 3 years.


The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust

Set up to promote the interests of the Ferguson family in their commitment to education, peace and development. Grants are available for charities.

Grants for charities are on a match-funding basis, only, up to a maximum of 50%. Grants of less than £50,000 are assessed monthly. Grants over £50,000 are assessed bi-annually (usually March and September).


The Screwfix Foundation

Funding is for the repair, maintenance, improvement or construction of homes, community facilities and other buildings. The Screwfix Foundation offers local registered charities and not-for-profit organisations funding of up to £5,000.

All applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis. The review dates are in February, May, August and November. All successful and unsuccessful applicants are contacted. If you are unsuccessful in the the first instance, you are welcome to apply again.


Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts

The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts operates 17 different independent grant-making trusts. It does not make grants itself: only the individual trusts make grants. Each trust is an independent legal entity. The trusts only fund registered charities or activities with clearly defined charitable purposes. They do not make grants directly to individuals.

Some of the trusts pro-actively seek out proposals, and do not consider any other applications. Seven of the trusts will consider proposals on the condition that they closely fit the trusts’ specific areas of interest.

If you are considering an application check that your project, activity and charity come within the specific trust’s remit.

See their website for more general information about the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. For a full details of each trust go to their About page.