The Weavers’ Company Benevolent Fund 

Funding Priorities 

Supporting offenders and ex-offenders

Many offenders and ex-offenders suffer from a variety of difficult and complex problems and they are amongst the most vulnerable members of society. They will fund work that addresses the social and economic problems faced by this group and their families, and provide them with support, life skills training and a way back into education, training and/or employment, so that they may reintegrate and make a positive contribution to society.

Helping disadvantaged young people

The Trustees are keen to support projects working with disadvantaged young people to ensure that they are given every possible chance to meet their full potential and to participate fully in society. They normally define young people as being aged from 5 to 30 years.

What will they fund?

Size of organisation.  Though income is not a barrier to an application being considered, the Committee’s preference is to support small organisations. Local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than about £100,000. For those working in larger cities and/or across the UK, income should not be more than £250,000.

Funding Limit.  Grants of up to £15,000 per annum may be awarded, but smaller applications are also welcomed.

Duration of funding.  Grants are normally awarded for one year only. The Company can however exceptionally consider applications for multi-year funding, up to three years.

Deadlines for 2017 are

  • 31 March (shortlisted applications will be considered at the June meeting)
  • 31 July (shortlisted applications will be considered at the November meeting)
  • 30 November (shortlisted applications will be considered at the February meeting the following year)

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