The Roughley Trust


Grants to organisations

Gap Year Grants

Eligibility: Grants to organisations

What we support

Trustees welcome grant applications from Birmingham registered local charities working in Birmingham with an annual turnover of less than 1M in any of the areas listed opposite.

Applications are accepted from 1 August to 1 October each year. The deadline for applications is 1 October each year. The Grant Meeting is in November.

Trustees do not make grants to national charities, even if the national charity has a project or branch in Birmingham, unless the branch itself has its own Charity No, and its own accounts showing on the Charity Commission website

Trustees tend to give priority to applications from smaller or medium size organisations.

Eligible areas

Applications from local Birmingham charities working inside the City boundary will be accepted. In some cases Trustees will accept applications from charities working near to the Birmingham boundary if the majority of their clients are in Birmingham.

This means that applications for projects in Sandwell, Solihull, Wolverhampton or Walsall for example will not normally be accepted.

Trustees will not accept applications from:

  • Birmingham based medical charities
  • Church fabric appeals
  • Community interest companies
  • Social enterprises.
  • Church based projects which are essentially about the teaching of religion.
  • Animal charities.

>> See Gap Year Grant eligibility.

What we support:

  • Area-based community work such as church-based community projects
  • Work with special needs including the following:
    - Childhood and youth
    - Old age
    - Death and bereavement
    - Homelessness
    - Disability
    - Prison
    - Addiction
    - Victim support
    - Other special needs
  • Health and well being, including syndrome support groups, counselling, bereavement support, complementary health and mental health initiatives
  • Education
  • Arts and leisure, including theatre in education groups, museums and arts centres
  • Heritage
  • Environment: environmental improvement projects, and green projects generally are particularly welcome.

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