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 per year for up to 3 years
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
  • People with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental health challenges
  • 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

Applications that don’t address at least two of the above are unlikely to receive a grant.

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

Also see their recent grants list for an idea of what they fund.

How to apply

Download an application form.

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

Use the enquiries form on their website
0191 4922118

Send your application to

Joanne Anderson
1st Floor
MILE House
Bridge End
Chester le Street
County Durham.

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Date & initials

7/6/17 RR