Grants available: up to £ 5,000
Application closes: 29 April 2024 for assessment at the July 2024 meeting.
Who is the funding for local voluntary and community groups
The Thomas Wall Trust believes that communication skills are critical capabilities for people who want to improve their employment prospects, self-confidence, resilience, and life chances.
The Trust recognises that communication is underpinned by a set of key features and skills such as empathy, listening, emotional intelligence, confidence, and clarity, amongst others.
They are an inclusive charity, welcoming proposals which target people experiencing multiple deprivation or other groups demonstrably facing major hurdles to employment, especially; women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities and refugees.
Objectives of Fund
The Trust offers grants up to £5,000 for specific projects rather than general organisational costs* that improve communication skills for disadvantaged adults and support NEET people into employment. Beneficiaries must gain at least one accredited vocational qualification during delivery
Who can apply:
- A UK charity that has been registered with the Charity Commission for at least 3 years
- A project or running costs for a charity that equips disadvantaged people (aged 18 and over) with the necessary communication skills ready for employment
- Annual repeat funding for up to 3 years – subject to satisfactory annual reviews of progress and impact
- The charity’s annual turnover is between £25,000 and £500,000.
- Successful outcomes need to be evidenced.
- Delivery must be based on an already proven successful model.
- The project is operating in partnership with other local organisations.
- Match funded projects
- Self-sustainable projects, to become less reliant on grants in the future
The next deadline to submit a first-stage application is 29 April 2024 for assessment at the July 2024 meeting.
There is a two-stage application process.
- Stage one is to complete an online Expression of Interest form (available on the Trust’s website) which requires some basic contact details and a description of what the funding is required for.
- Stage two is by invitation only and involves completing a more in-depth application form and submitting a Project Plan, budget, the latest set of financial accounts and any relevant policies.