Woodward Charitable Trust

Date: 18th November 2012

The Woodward Charitable Trust is a grant-making trust and is one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. The Trust primarily funds charitable organisations in the UK.

Applications will only be considered if they fall within the following areas:
1. Social and ethnic minority groups, including young people at risk of exclusion
2. Prisoners and ex-offenders
3. Homelessness, especially affecting young people and women
4. Victims of violence and abuse
5. Arts outreach work by local groups involving disadvantaged people
6. Disability projects for people with physical or learning disabilities
7. Distinctive environmental education projects
8. Projects tackling addiction with a focus on social exclusion and preventative programmes

There are three types of grants:

  • Small grants of £100-£5,000 (around 40-50 a year)
  • Large grants of over £5,000 (around 5-10 a year)
  • Children's summer play scheme grants £500-£1,000 (around 30-40 a year) applied for separately and considered in May each year.

Funding is generally for one-off projects and will favour small-scale, locally based initiatives. Trustees will not fund charities with an annual turnover of more than £250,000. Grants applications are reviewed twice a year, usually in January and July.