A proportion of our funds are committed to our Planned Grant-Making programme – through this we make contributions to national charities which the trustees have decided, as a matter of policy, to support on a long term basis. Each year we support 10 charities under this programme, working in different fields, with grants of at least £500 each.
Grants are awarded each year at the October trustees meeting, but the areas of work and the organisations to be considered are reviewed in February and and provisional list of charities to be supported is is reviewed each year at the June trustees meeting, and new organisations may be added – but only on the basis of trustees’ personal recommendations. It follows, that any new applications need to be made to the Responsive Programme.
Examples of recent planned grants:
A grant of £650 was awarded to each of the following:
- Freedom from Torture
- Open Doors
- Médécins sans Frontières (MSF UK)
- Families Outside (working with prisoner’s families)
- Alzheimer’s Research Fund
- TEAR Fund
- Depaul UK
- NACCOM (No accommodation network)
We generally support around 10 organisations each year through planned grants.
(Please note that even with organisations in this programme which we support regularly, the amounts can vary from year to year depending on funds available at the time.)