Our Grants

Large Organisational Grants

Our Large Organisational Grants are available to support organisations serving our area of benefit for sums over £2,000. There is no strict limit on the size of grant we can make but it is unusual for us to exceed £15,000 and most of our grants are smaller. You can see our News page to get an idea of organisations and projects that the Trust has funded previously.

New applications will be considered by our Trustees at their quarterly Grants Committee meetings. Applications for large grants need to be received six weeks before the meeting date. Dates for Grants Committee Meetings in 2020 are:

25th February 2020 (deadline 15th January 2020)

29th April 2020 (deadline 18th March 2020)

29th July 2020 (deadline 17th June 2020)

28th October 2020 (deadline 16th September 2020)

Getting your application into the Trust before the next deadline is recommended since it leaves time for staff and Trustee Assessors to look at the applications and to ask for any clarification or additional information that may be required before the Grants Committee Meeting.

Currently grants for over £10,000 need to be ratified at a further Trustees Meeting which takes place approximately six weeks after the Grants Committee Meeting. Therefore, a final decision may not be made until some weeks after the Grants Committee date.

We can accept applications from organisations which cover an area bigger than our area of benefit but can only make a grant to assist the part of their work that benefits people in our AOB. Grants are usually given for a period of up to one year although longer periods may be considered.

Staff or trustees may wish to visit an organisation before making a decision.  An evaluation report will be required at the end of the grant period. Please read our Applicant Guidance Notes before starting your application. To see our evaluation form Download Grant Evaluation Form

Please contact our Grants Officer Joanna Goga on joanna@hwct.co.uk or 020 7435 1570 if you would like to discuss details of any potential applications.

Download Large Organisational Grant Form