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Business can also search for funding relevant to their size and sector. To use the portal, you will first need to register with Open4Business.




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Large Grants Available from Charles Plater Trust

Education, Employment and Training

24 January 2023/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Funding for projects which contribute to the aim of advancing social justice through education.

In the latest round of funding, Charles Plater Trust will distribute up to £400,000 to organisations throughout England and Wales for activities that contribute to one of its three aims:

  • Leadership of Laypeople: Projects that deepen the awareness of Catholic Social Teaching and Catholic Social Thought to better equip people to take on leadership roles in tackling poverty, exclusion, economic inequality and environmental concerns.
  • Social Action: Projects that deliver tangible outcomes to tackle poverty, exclusion, economic inequality and environmental concerns for marginalised people and communities.
  • Applied Research: Projects that develop and apply Catholic Social Teaching and Catholic Social Thought, in partnership with those who are delivering social action work, to ultimately improve public policy and practice.

Grants of £5,001 to £60,000 will be made to registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £10 million.

Applicants do not need to be Christian as long as their aims align with the principles of Catholic Social Teaching.

The funding should be used to cover project revenue costs only.

The deadline to apply is 17 March 2023 at 5pm.


How To Apply

There is an annual Large Grants round in spring and a Small Grants round in autumn.

Large grants are open until 17 March 2023 at 5pm. Decisions are expected in June 2023.

Small grants are also currently closed. More information is expected by 1 September 2023.

Information on future funding will be published when it becomes available.

For more information, visit the Charles Plater Charitable Trust website.


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