Grants to Charities
Closing dates for grant applications 2018:
15th May (For Trustees' June meeting)
31st October (For Trustees' November meeting)
The William Dudley Trust does not fund general appeals.
All requests for funding should be for a specific amount and purpose.
If applying please state how the specified money will be spent.
From 1st November 2017 all applications for grants from the William Dudley Trust should be made via an application form, available to download here. All applications should be accompanied by a set of the applicant's most recent accounts. Only grants applied for via this form will be considered by the Trustees; application letters will no longer be accepted.
The Trust’s total budget in 2018 for Grants to Charities is around £7,000.
The William Dudley Trust may only consider applications from charities that are based within the boundaries of the City of Birmingham, benefiting residents of Birmingham and established to alleviate need, hardship and distress.
A. Current priorities
More information on registering with HMRC for recognition as a charity for tax purposes can be found by clicking on the following link: https://www.gov.uk/charity-recognition-hmrc
Or telephone HMRC Charities Helpline on 0845 302 0203 [Select Option 2]
B. Ineligible applications
To reduce time and resources wasted on inappropriate applications, you are advised to note the following:
Trustees do not donate to general appeals from national charities
Trustees do not make small contributions to large appeals for vehicles or buildings
Larger charities with a turnover in excess of £250,000 will not be funded
Charities not based in Birmingham are unlikely to be funded
Trustees do not fund holidays and outings
Trustees do not fund animal charities
Trustees do not fund medical research
Trustees do not give grants to individuals
C. Applying to the Trust
Grants may only be applied for via the Trust's application form, available here. Forms and accompanying accounts can either be submitted electronically to the Trust's email address (firstname.lastname@example.org), or completed manually and posted to the Trust's PO Box address at the bottom of this page.
What your group does - tell trustees about the services you are currently providing
Older people, for example, or their ethnicity, gender etc.
What hardship, need or distress do they experience?
How will it make a difference?
E.g. 'Winson Green', or city-wide, for example
Written quotes or a detailed breakdown of costs are helpful
Essential if your appeal is for more than £1,000
Are they paid or do they volunteer? Tell us how many
D. In support of your application you must also enclose :
It may help your application if you also enclose:
Re-applications are welcomed but please do not re-apply in the same 12 month period, especially if your group has been funded.
F. Trustee Meetings
Applications are considered twice a year at a meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Closing dates for the year 2018 are as follows:
June meeting - Closing date: 15 May 2018
November meeting - Closing date: 31 October 2018
Any applications received after the closing date will be considered at the next grant-awarding meeting, i.e. late applications received for the Trustees' June meeting will be considered in November. Late applications received for the Trustees' November meeting will be considered the following June.
G. Acknowledging applications
To keep its running costs low the Trust does not acknowledge receipt of applications. If you would like to confirm that your application has been received by the Trust’s administrator please email the Trust at the address below 28 days after sending the grant application. Successful applicants will receive a letter stating the Trustees' decision and the grant amount payable. Unsuccessful applicants will not receive a response unless a stamped self-addressed envelope for this purpose was supplied with the application.
If you require any further information, please contact the Trust's Administrator.
The William Dudley Trust
PO Box 17077
Established 1875 Reg. Charity No. 214752
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Applying to the Trust