Grant making trusts


Grant Making Trusts are organisations which allow individuals to apply for money to enable them to reach their full potential or support them in times of crisis. To be awarded a grant you have to meet certain criteria, such as have a disability, belong to a specific faith group or have a specific interest for example horse-riding or be an inventor or musician.  Whatever the criteria you will have to make sure you look at their specific guidelines.

If you go to your local library they will normally have an up to date guide on individual grant making trusts and sometimes they will have an annual subscription to an on-line guide that you can use whilst in the library.

You can also search for grant making trusts online.

Turn 2 Us Click to get info

Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.

Find out more about Turn 2 Us


Prince's Trust Click to get info

The Prince's Trust's programmes give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work.

Find out more about the Princes Trust

Grants for Individuals Click to get info

Grants for Individuals is a subscription based service which contains over 3,500 trusts and assists with all aspects of grants. 

Find out more about Grants for Individuals

Other organisations Click to get info

  • Disability Grants - charities and trusts provide funding towards the high cost of disability equipment, holidays, housing, days out and anything above and beyond the normal costs of everyday living.
  • Family Fund - the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.
  • The Joseph Patrick Trust (JPT) - the welfare fund within Muscular Dystrophy UK provides grants towards the costs of specialist equipment such as powered wheelchairs, adapted computers and electric beds, for children and adults with muscular dystrophy or a related neuromuscular condition.
  • Kids Unlimited Whizz Kids - provides mobility equipment to give kids the chance to be independent.
  • Lifeline 4 Kids - a UK national children's charity
  • Margaret's Fund - help with assistance such as disability grants, funding for electric mobility, for finance for medical equipment
  • Muscular Dystrophy UK Grants - details of grants available
  • Newlife  - provides support to disabled children and their families and carers
  • WellChild - working to ensure the best possible care and support for children with long-term or complex health conditions and their families