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.


The Dickie Bird Foundation

The Dickie Bird Foundation helps young people to take part in sport, by funding sports equipment and clothing. The foundation considers grants from all recognised sports. It only awards grants to individuals. (Teams and groups should not apply.)

The foundation’s vision is to encourage young people, irrespective of social circumstances, culture or ethnicity, in the sport they choose. By doing this they aim to improve those young people’s chances both inside and outside sport. They will only fund disadvantaged children aged under 16 for essential sports equipment and clothing. (Travel or coaching will not be funded.)