Funding: The William Wates Memorial Trust

William Wates Memorial TrustThe William Wates Memorial Trust is a not for profit organisation based in London and the South East working with disadvantaged young people may be eligible to apply for funding through the William Wates Memorial Trust.

The Trust provides grants for projects that focus on projects that help the most disadvantaged 5-19year olds. The aim of the Trust is to encourage disadvantaged and vulnerable young people away from anti-social behaviour and criminal activity and to fulfill their potential. This is mainly achieved by supporting charities that engage young people through the mediums of sports, arts and education.

The Trustees will primarily support projects in London and the South East. However, they will also consider nationwide projects.

To be eligible, applicants need to be registered charities or not for profit organisations with a turnover of less than £350,000. The Trustees support charities by way of an annual award of up to three years.

The maximum grant is £10,000 in the first year, with decreasing amounts in the second and third years.   Previously supported projects include:

  • The Southampton Rape Crisis charity’s Star Project which received a grant of £24,000 over three years to reduce the incidence of rape and sexual abuse and raise awareness of support services amongst young people via creative and innovative workshops.
  • The Chain Reaction Theatre Company which received a grant of £24,703 over three years to educate, inspire and increase the confidence of disadvantaged young people aged 5-19 in deprived areas of London and Essex.

The deadline for applications is Friday 10 March 2017.

Read more here.


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