The Trust is only able to consider applications that are in line with one or more of our charitable objects as set out below. Your proposal should clearly set out which objects it addresses.

You can find out more about previous and current awards in the Who We Fund section. Further information about the Trust’s current strategic and thematic priorities can be found here. If you have any questions about our themes then please do not hesitate to contact us for guidance.

The care and welfare of children and young persons under the age of eighteen years who have been or are in danger of being abused physically, sexually or mentally.

The encouragement and promotion of welfare conditions for children whereby the likelihood of physical, sexual or mental abuse is reduced.

The care and welfare of individuals who are either blind or suffering from visual impairment.

The care and welfare of individuals suffering from neurodevelopmental or neurodegenerative disorders of genetic or other aetiology (cause) or from disorders affecting the nervous system resulting from specific incidents of trauma, poison or infection, which result in damage to motor control, behaviour, communication or personality or from a combination of these.

The care and welfare of non human living creatures which are either in danger, facing danger, the victims of, or in danger of being the victims of, physical abuse.

The encouragement of welfare conditions for non human living creatures with a view to the reduction of the likelihood of physical abuse.

Research into the causation, or prevention, or treatment and/or management, of:

  • neurodevelopmental or neurodegenerative disorders.
  • visual impairment or sight loss.