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Grants and Funding


Yapp Charitable Trust grants for core funding

06 November 2018/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Fund Information

Maximum value: £ 3,000

Application deadline: None specified

Eligible Expenditure

The Trust will only fund running costs.

Grants are awarded for core funding, which is defined as the costs associated with regular activities or services that have been ongoing for at least a year.


Two charitable trusts were set up using the money left by William Johnston Yapp, who died in 1946.  These operated as The Yapp Welfare Trust and The Yapp Education and Research Trust until September 1999, when they were combined to form the Yapp Charitable Trust.

Objectives of Fund

The Yapp Charitable Trust makes grants to small charities in England and Wales to help sustain their existing work. Work must fit into the Trust's priority areas:

  • Elderly people.

  • Children and young people aged five to 25.

  • People with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental health challenges.

  • Social welfare - people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, offending.

  • Education and learning, with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children.

Value Notes

Grants are normally for a maximum of £3,000 per year for up to three years.

Most of the grants are for more than one year because the Trust likes to fund ongoing needs.

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