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What We Don’t Fund

  • Charities registered outside England or Wales.
  • Core costs – salaries, running costs, training programmes, rent, utility bills.
  • Capital fees – building surveys, planning applications or feasibility studies.
  • Individuals.
  • Second hand vehicles.
  • Churches or other religious bodies with no secular activity.
  • NHS hospitals or mainstream schools, colleges or universities.
  • Heritage or conservation projects with no community benefit.
  • Medical or research medical equipment.
  • Appliances, furniture, uniforms, musical instruments or any other type of equipment.
  • Project costs of £5 million and over.
  • Project costs of less than £5,000.
  • Charities with an annual income of £10 million and over.
  • Charities that have applied to us unsuccessfully within the previous 12 months.
  • Charities applying for a new grant before a successful previous application has been paid.
  • Newly established charities with no previous annual accounts.

Read our Funding FAQs and take our Eligibility Check.