Yapp Charitable Trust

Grants available for: Registered charities that have been constituted for at least 3 years, with annual expenditure of £40,000 or less.
Size of grant available: Up to £3,000
No deadlines

Aims of Fund

To make small grants, for running costs and salaries, to small charities in England and Wales to help sustain their existing work.

Who can apply

Registered Charities in England and Wales that have been constituted and running for at least 3 years, with annual expenditure of less than £40,000.

How much and what can you apply for

Up to £3,000 per year for up to 3 years, for running costs. .

They give grants for the core costs of small charities to sustain existing work with:

  • elderly people
  • children and young people aged 5 – 25 years
  • People with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental health challenges
  • people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of social, rather than medical, origin such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, or a history of offending
  • Social welfare – people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin (such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, offending)
  • Education and learning (with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children)

They prioritise:

  • Work that is unattractive to the general public or unpopular with other funders
  • Services that help to improve the lives of marginalised, disadvantaged or isolated people
  • Applicants that can demonstrate an effective use of volunteers
  • Charities that seek to be preventive and aim to change opinion and behaviour through raising awareness of issues, education and campaigning
  • Applicants that can demonstrate (where feasible) an element of self sustainability by charging subscriptions/fees to service users

Grants will not be given for new projects. Look at the list of exclusions before applying.

Examples of past grants

  • Barry Beavers Disabled Swimming Club – £3,000 over 3 years towards the core costs of providing weekly swimming sessions for adults and children with disabilities in the Barry area of Wales.
  • The Drop Inn – £7,500 over 3 years as a contribution towards the cost of rent on premises from which youth provision operates 5 nights per week in Belper, Derbyshire.
  • Gilder Hall Youth Foundation – £6,000 over 3 years towards staff and venue costs of delivering youth provision in Mirfield, West Yorkshire.
  • Ieuenctid Tysul Youth – £6,000 over 3 years towards the salary costs of part-time youth workers at this centre in west Wales.
  • Basantu Outreach Project – £6,000 over 3 years towards volunteer costs associated with delivering information and advice to Congolese members of the community living in Waltham Forest.
  • Bradford Phab Club – £9,000 over 3 years as a contribution to the cost of transporting young people in Bradford with various disabilities to weekly club activities.
  • The Garden Science Trust – £4,000 over 2 years towards the running costs of this charity in Swaffham, Norfolk that uses gardening as a learning vehicle for adults with learning difficulties.
  • Meadow Way Community Association – £7,500 over 3 years towards the core costs of a youth club that serves a deprived housing estate on the outskirts of Leighton Buzzard.
  • NODDFA – £9,000 over 3 years towards the core costs of a mental health support group operating in Ceredigion.
  • The Muslim Women’s Organisation – a single grant of £2,000 towards the salary costs of 2 cooks required for a weekly luncheon club attended by elderly Muslim women in Nottingham.

How to apply

Download an application form from the Yapp Charitable Trust website. You will need to complete it and return it with a copy of your most recent annual accounts, plus annual report if you have one, and any other supporting literature (e.g. promotional leaflet, newsletter and /or photographs).

Send your application by post or email (contact details below).

If you submit your application and accounts electronically then you will still need to print, sign and post the declaration page, (at the back of the application form).

Deadlines for application

There are no deadlines, and you will receive an response to your initial application within 2 weeks. If you are asked to make a full application the process can take 2 – 6 months.

Contact details

Post applications to:

Joanne Anderson
Trust secretary
Yapp Charitable Trust
8 Leyburn Close
Urpeth Grange
Chester le Street
Co Durham

Or email them to:

To make general enquiries, use the enquiries form on their website, call 0191 4922118, or write to them at the above address.

Date & initials

26/8/15 JG