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Applying for Funding

Children on a swing - Photo used with permission from Brighton Pebbles

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

Our work is focussed on:

  • improving access to palliative care for babies, children and young people in the UK
  • enabling disabled children and young people to live their lives to the full
  • improving access to pain relief and palliative care in Africa.

We run two small grants programmes for which we have an open application process – one for work in the UK and another for work 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.

All our other programmes are designed and developed in partnership with organisations, in response to identified needs, and are invited by the Trustees or initiated at their request. We are always keen to learn more about organisations whose work fits into our priority areas but unsolicited applications are not encouraged and are unlikely to be successful. Should you wish to send us information about your organisation and project, this should be sent by email to If possible, please avoid submitting applications by post.

Please send no more than two 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 email. If your organisation is a candidate for support, you will hear from us within twelve weeks of the acknowledgement. Applicants who do not hear from us within this time must assume they have been unsuccessful.