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Thomas Pocklington Trust Grants

06 May 2021/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Grants are available for a wide range of projects that support the delivery of positive outcomes for blind and partially sighted people in the UK that are aligned to the priority areas of education, employment, engagement, and collaboration and sustainability.

Grants are available for a wide range of projects that support the delivery of positive outcomes for blind and partially sighted people in the UK that are aligned to the priority areas of education, employment, engagement, and collaboration and sustainability.

Fund Information

Funding body:
Thomas Pocklington Trust
Maximum value:
£ 25,000
Application deadline:
14/05/2021

Background

Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) provides grants for a broad range of projects that support the delivery of positive outcomes for blind and partially sighted people across the UK.

Grants are available for a wide range of projects that are aligned to the priority areas of education, employment, engagement, and collaboration and sustainability.

Objectives of Fund

The aim of the grants is to support new and innovative projects that achieve a positive impact in at least one of the priority areas of education, employment, engagement, and collaboration and sustainability.

Value Notes

Funding of up to £25,000 is available for projects of up to one year.

Who Can Apply

Registered charities based in the UK can apply.

Restrictions

The Trust will not fund unsolicited applications for the following:

  • Charities registered overseas.
  • Construction projects such as playgrounds.
  • Village halls, and disabled access.
  • Educational fees.
  • General school appeals.
  • Hospices.
  • Individuals in any capacity.
  • Medical research.
  • Parish facilities.
  • Requests for vehicles.

Grants cannot be used for:

  • Existing staff posts or organisational costs.
  • Legal and/or statutory responsibilities.
  • Promoting the causes or beliefs of political or faith organisations.
  • Recoverable VAT.
  • Retrospective costs.

The Trust will generally not fund established programmes of work or applications from charities that have more than six months running costs in unrestricted reserves.

Eligible Expenditure

The Trust will consider new and innovative projects that will achieve positive impact in at least one of the following priority areas:

  • Education: enabling opportunities for blind and partially sighted children and young people in and entering education.
  • Employment: creating employment opportunities for blind and partially sighted people.
  • Engagement: facilitating the voice and encouraging self-determination of blind and partially sighted people.
  • Collaboration and Sustainability: promoting positive change to improve the sustainability of the sight loss sector. Transformative activities will be considered that require an investment to make that change happen. This might include developing organisations’ technological capabilities, restructuring reviews, feasibility studies, partnership working (including resource sharing) or integrations and mergers.

Research and technology projects that support the priority areas can also be funded.

Grants can be used for:

  • New staff posts.
  • Paid training.
  • Professional fees eg consultants.
  • Resource development, including printing, marketing, website design etc.
  • Capital items eg computers (only where the capital items form part of the total cost of the project submitted).

Location

UK

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 14 May 2021.

Guidelines and access to the grants portal is available from the Trust's website

Contact Thomas Pocklington Trust for further information.


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Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Enquiries
    Thomas Pocklington Trust
    Tavistock House South (Entrance D)
    Tavistock Square
    London
    WC1H 9LG
    Tel: 0208 9950 880
    Email: [email protected]
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