The Wakeham Trust

The John Ellerman Foundation Grants
15th March 2019
The Social Enterprise Fayre
15th March 2019

The Wakeham Trust

The Trust like to help projects that are small scale and would find it hard to get funding from big trusts.

It is privately funded and doesn’t appeal for funds, so can take risks and support unpopular causes in ways that big charities find hard to do.   The Trust is entirely run by volunteers, so running costs are low.

They are becoming increasingly focused on education, in the broadest sense of the term.

These are the some of the questions the Trust asks:

  • Is it something new for this particular area?
    It doesn’t matter if the idea is tried and tested in other parts of the country.
    If it is new for this community then they are interested in hearing about it.
  • Is it small? 
    They normally give grants to projects where an initial £125 to £2,500 can make a real difference. In general, they will look at what it is costing per-head to reach the people the project is helping.
  • Is it run by ordinary people, not professionals?
    This is partly a function of size – once a project is big enough to employ staff, it is probably too big for us

For more information and to apply go to the Trust website