The Brelms Trust CIO, a small charitable incorporated organisation, provides grants to a range of charities and community projects in Yorkshire.
The funding is intended to support charitable causes that directly benefit Yorkshire communities with preference being given to charities working within communities to tackle disadvantage and to provide sustainable benefit.
The Brelms Trust CIO wishes its funding to serve the following purposes for the benefit of the public in Yorkshire:
- Alleviation of poverty.
- The preservation and protection of health, and the advancement of health education and training in particular but not exclusively amongst groups in the community who are in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage.
- The development of the capacity and skills of the members of the socially and economically disadvantaged communities in such a way that they are better able to identify and help meet their needs and to participate more fully in society.
- The advancement of education, the arts, and amateur sport by supporting community-based projects.
- The conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment.
- Such other charitable purposes as the trustees shall deem appropriate from time to time.
Grants range from £1,000 to £5,000 per year, either as a one-off grant or up to a maximum of three consecutive years. The next deadline for applications is 10 September 2015 (12 noon).
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Be undertaking Yorkshire based projects which directly benefit Yorkshire communities.
- Have an annual income of less than £1 million and with unrestricted reserves of six months or less.
- Be working to enable disadvantaged people to play a fuller role in the community, enhance their quality of life, or extend their opportunities.
- Grants can help with smaller capital projects or core expenditure.
- Projects should make a real difference to the community and, where appropriate, be sustainable.
Application is by an online form which can be found on the Trust's website.
The Trust Administrator
The Brelms Trust CIO
57 Pepper Road