Baily Thomas Charitable Fund’s Grant Program – United Kingdom
The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund is accepting applications for its Grant Program.
1000 new grants and donors
The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund is a registered charity which was established primarily to aid the research into learning disability and to aid the care and relief of those affected by learning disability by making grants to voluntary organisations working in this field.
Learning disabilities (intellectual disabilities), with or without autism are the priorities for funding.
They consider projects for children or adults.
Note: They do not give grants for research into or care of people with mental illness, dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, nor ADHD, if they do not also have learning disabilities (intellectual disabilities).
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Grants are awarded for amounts from £250 and depend on a number of factors including the purpose, the total funding requirement and the potential sources of other funds including, in some cases, matching funding.
Charities and organisations who aim to aid the research into learning disability and to aid the care and relief of those affected by learning disability.
The Trust considers under learning disability the conditions generally referred to as severe learning difficulties, together with autism. In this area, they consider projects concerning children or adults.
Please note that they do not give grants for research into or care of those with mental illness, dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, nor ADHD, if they do not also have learning disabilities (intellectual disabilities).
Applications considered for funding
Deadline Free Grants
Funding is normally considered for capital and revenue costs and for both specific projects and for general running/core costs.
Normally one-off grants are awarded but exceptionally a new project may be funded over two or three years, subject to satisfactory reports of progress.
Grants should normally be taken up within one year of the issue of the grant offer letter which will include conditions relating to the release of the grant.
The following areas of work normally fall within the Fund’s current policy providing they benefit the learning disabled:
Capital building/renovation/refurbishment works for residential, nursing and respite care, and schools;
Employment schemes including woodwork, crafts, printing and horticulture;
Play schemes and play therapy schemes;
Day and social activities centres including building costs and running costs;
Support for families, including respite schemes;
Independent living schemes;
Support in the community schemes;
They do not normally fund:
Minibuses except those for residential and/or day care services for the learning disabled;
Conductive Education projects;
Arts and theatre projects;
Swimming and hydro-therapy pools;
Physical disabilities unless accompanied by significant learning disabilities.
Grants for acquired brain injury unless the resulting learning disabilities occur early in the developmental period (i.e. birth, infancy or childhood), impacting on brain maturation and development and learning in childhood.
Appeals which are ethnically or religiously selective which the Fund defines as therefore not benefitting the wider community.
For more information, visit https://www.bailythomas.org.uk/grants/general-programme/general-guidelines