Philip Henman Trust launches annual grant programme for major UK-based charities concerned with long-term overseas development (applicaion deadline: 10 September 2023)

The Philip Henman Trust has recently launched its Annual Grant Programme for major UK-based charities who are concerned with long-term overseas development and who require partnership funding for projects lasting between 3 and 5 years,

Grants are split into annual payments of between £3,000 and £5,000 per annum, with a maximum total grant of £25,000. The deadline for applications is Sunday 10th September 2023.

A list of previously funded projects is available on the Trust’s website.

The Trust has limited funds and, on average, can only commit to 2 new long- term grants each year. It is therefore important for applicants to ensure that any project fits the eligibility criteria before applying. A successful application will be one that proves the following:

o The project is being run professionally by an established major UK- registered charity (defined as having an expenditure of over £100,000 PA).

o Where the project is working within close proximity of children or vulnerable adults, the project is subject to a safeguarding policy.

o The project is concerned with long- term overseas development. they do not fund projects attending to urgent medical need or other types of emergency.

o The project will start no earlier than 1st December (following the application process) and will run for no more than five years. They do not fund ongoing concerns.

o The funding from the Philip Henman Trust is important to the project (they require that the grant covers between 20% and 80% of the total project budget).

o The project will provide a lasting beneficial impact for the people, communities or environment it seeks to help, and

o The project is being partly funded by other sources. Voluntary work and central- office administration costs can be counted as another source of funding.

For further information, guidance and details about how to apply, please visit the Philip Henman Trust website.