True Colours Trust

Status: Open to applications


Description

Trustees of the Trust are committed to supporting a large number of excellent local organisations and projects that support disabled children and their families on a daily basis. The Trust has a small grants programme which provides  grants of up to £10,000, usually for one-off purposes, to help smaller organisations develop and deliver programmes for children, their siblings and families.


Extended Description

The Trust only funds registered charities or activities with clearly defined charitable purposes.

Trustees only consider unsolicited applications for their Small Grants Programmes (UK and Africa) and for their Individual Grants UK programme. Proposals for the Trust’s other programmes are invited by the Trustees or initiated at their request. The Trustees are keen to learn more about organisations whose work fits into the categories above but unsolicited applications are not encouraged and are unlikely to be successful.

Information about your organisation and project should be sent by post to The True Colours Trust, The Peak, 5 Wilton Road, London SW1V 1AP, please do not send more than 2 pages of A4 covering:

  • The organisation – explaining its charitable aims and objectives, and giving its most recent annual income and expenditure, and current financial position. Please do not send a full set of accounts.
  • The project requiring funding – why it is needed, who will benefit and in what way.
  • The funding – breakdown of costs, any money raised so far, and how the balance will be raised.
  • At this stage please do not send supporting books, brochures, DVDs, annual reports or accounts.

All correspondence will be acknowledged by post.   If your organisation is a candidate for support, you will hear from us within 12 weeks of the acknowledgement. Applicants who do not hear from us within this time must assume they have been unsuccessful.

Small Grants – UK and Africa:

The Trustees welcome unsolicited applications for their small grants programmes, both in the UK and in Africa. Trustees are keen to make these programmes available to as many organisations as possible; it is therefore unlikely that they will fund any organisation in consecutive years.

UK:

The Trustees are committed to supporting a large number of excellent local organisations and projects that work with disabled children and their families on a daily basis. This is done through the Trust’s small grants programme. It provides grants of up to £10,000 to help smaller organisations develop and deliver programmes for children, their siblings and families. It is open to applications at any time. Grants in this category are usually one-off contributions rather than multi-year grants for on-going revenue costs.

The Trustees are particularly keen to support:

  • Hydrotherapy pools
  • Multi-sensory rooms
  • Mini buses
  • Young carers projects
  • Sibling projects
  • Bereavement support
  • Specialised play equipment

Please note the following:

  • This programme is for UK organisations and projects only.
  • The programme is unable to provide support to local authorities.
  • Trustees are keen to make the grant programme available to as many organisations as possible; it is therefore unlikely that they will fund organisations in consecutive years.
  • Organisations wishing to apply must adhere to the Trust’s safeguarding policy which can be found here

 


Application Procedure

  • Applications are accepted throughout the year (there is no set deadline).
  • The Trustees meet quarterly to decide on applications.
  • All applications should receive either an email or letter of acknowledgment of receipt within two weeks of receipt of the original application.
  • Applications will only be considered once every 12 months, whether or not the organisation has been successful in receiving funding from The True Colours Trust.

The Trust only accepts applications from registered charities or those with charitable Status

Upon submission of your application you will receive an acknowledgement letter or email. If you do not hear from us within twelve weeks of the date of this acknowledgement please accept that the Trustees, with regret, have not been able to make a grant in response to your appeal. You will not receive a letter explaining that your application has been unsuccessful.

Applications for small grants should be made using our online application form or alternatively you may complete the downloadable version of the form and either return to us by post or email.


Addresses and contacts

True Colours Trust, The Peak, 5 Wilton Road, London SW1V 1AP

email - truecolours@sfct.org.uk