Registered Charity Number: 1118097

Emergency Fund

WE ARE ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THE EMERGENCY FUND. 

The Foundation has set up an emergency fund to help small to medium sized organisations who are struggling to manage the financial impact of COVID-19 either because of increased demand for their services or loss of income.

Grants are for a maximum of £1,000.

Applications are currently being accepted

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Main Fund

The Foundation provides grants of up to £5,000 for charities and some not-for-profit organisations in the following areas:

  • Promotion and education of organic farming, non-domestic animal husbandry and veterinary science
  • Visual and performing arts
  • Medical research
  • Relief of disability and severe illness
  • The preservation of buildings of architectural or historical significance
  • The accommodation of those in need

 Applications are currently being accepted

COVID–19 Emergency Fund

WE ARE ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THE EMERGENCY FUND. 

The Foundation has set up an emergency fund to help small to medium sized organisations who are struggling to manage the financial impact of COVID-19 either because of increased demand for their services or loss of income. The fund is targeted at organisations in a critical position.

Grants are for a maximum of £1,000.

Who can apply:

    • The organisation must be a charity, CIC or registered society
    • The organisation’s income must be no more than £500,000 and have free reserves of no more than £100,000
    • The organisation must operate in one of the following categories:
      • Education relating to non-domestic animals (this includes animal husbandry, veterinary science, animal welfare and surgery, and organic farming). Applications concerning domestic animals like dogs and cats are not accepted
      • Visual and performing arts;
      • Medical research;
      • The relief of disability or severe illness;
      • The accommodation of those in need.
  • The application must relate to the financial impact of COVID-19, starting no earlier than 1 March 2020;
  • Applications will not be accepted from ‘Friend’s-Of’ charities;
  • The applicant’s beneficiaries must be primarily in the UK.

What can the funds be used for:

  • Staff costs and other overheads (except where staff are not required and/or staff could have been furloughed) where income has been affected by COVID-19 or the lockdown;
  • Increased demand for services linked directly to COVID-19 or the lockdown;
  • Changes to working practices, such as the purchase of laptops or remote access technology, protective equipment to work safely with beneficiaries;
  • Deep cleaning of premises because of a confirmed case of COVID-19.

How to apply:

The Foundation does not accept applications or correspondence by post. 

A short application form can be accessed here. Please return completed application forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please direct all inquiries to this email address. 

PLEASE NOTE: If you are applying as a result of a drop in income and require a grant to meet critical costs: please briefly set out the organisation’s fixed expenditure and income, the amount of reserves (and how these are being used) and your income projections for the short to medium term.

Application outcome:

The trustees meet every couple of months to assess applications and award grants.

We will communicate the outcome of each application to applicants. Successful applicants will receive funds upon the Foundation receiving proof of the applicant’s bank account and countersigning a grant award letter.

Reporting:

We will ask recipients to report briefly to us via email, 3 months after their grant is paid.

COVID-19 Funders Statement

The Foundation is a signatory to the COVID-19 Funders Statement. The Funders Statement is a commitment to change the way we work in these exceptional times to support the charities and organisations that in turn are supporting the most vulnerable people in our communities. We commit to the following

  • Adapting activities – we recognise that you may experience difficulties achieving some of the outputs or outcomes we agreed for your grant during the outbreak, and would like to be able to maintain our grant payments to you at originally-agreed levels during this period, so please have a conversation with us if you are affected in this way;
  • Discussing dates – we don’t want to add pressure, so if you think you will struggle to meet a reporting deadline please get in touch with us so that we can agree a more realistic time for you to get things to us wherever possible;
  • Financial flexibility – we know you may need to use your funding to help cover sickness, purchase equipment, or deliver services differently, and we will be reasonable if you need to move money between budget headings to ensure your work can continue; and
  • Listening to you – we are here if you want to talk to us about the situation you’re facing, but we’ll wait for you to call us so that these conversations are at the right time for you.

You can see the full list of signatories here: http://covid19funders.org.uk/

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Main Fund

WE ARE ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS FOR THE MAIN FUND

THE FOUNDATION IS NOW OPERATING ITS USUAL GRANT MAKING PROGRAMME. DETAILS OF THE PROGRAMME, AND HOW TO APPLY, CAN BE FOUND BELOW.

Aims and objectives

The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK (“Foundation”) was set up to continue the philanthropy of Sylvia Waddilove after her death in 2001. The Foundation provides grants to charities and some not-for-profit organisations. As a general rule, the Foundation provides grants to fund or part-fund the capital costs (defined below) of a new project. Applications involving innovative projects are particularly welcome.

The Foundation provides grants to organisations in the following categories below. Please note the criteria that apply to each category:

1. Promotion and education of organic farming, non-domestic animal husbandry and veterinary science 

  • A grant is awarded for capital costs only.
  • The applicant’s income is less than £1,000,00

2. Visual and performing arts

The Foundation supports visual arts projects, theatres and theatre productions, and music, dance, ballet and opera in the following ways:

  • A visual arts project must involve the organisation’s beneficiaries and a grant is awarded for capital costs only.
  • Theatres may request a grant for capital projects (which includes the costs of building works, and materials and equipment for workshops).
  • Grants of £1,000 are given for the running costs of new theatre productions. Applications should focus on the subject matter of the play.
  • Grants to organisations promoting music, dance, ballet or opera are for bursaries, scholarships or other training programmes only. The training must be accredited by an external body or last for at least a year and the long-term career benefit can be demonstrated.
  • For all applicants – income must be less than £500,000 

3. Medical research 

  • A grant will be awarded for running (revenue) costs and capital costs
  • Research must not be statistical.
  • There are no income thresholds

4. Relief of disability and severe illness 

  • A grant is awarded for capital costs only.
  • Except in the case of a hospice, income must be less than £500,000

5. The preservation of buildings of architectural or historical significance 

  • A grant is awarded for capital costs only.
  • The building is owned or leased (for a term of 10 years+) to the applicant.
  • The project cost is less than £5m.
  • The applicant’s income is less than £2m.
  • The building is not used for religious or academic purposes.

6. The accommodation of those in need 

  • A grant will be awarded for capital costs only.
  • The applicant’s income is less than £3m

Capital costs mean: land, property, building materials, other materials of a long term use or nature, machinery, IT hardware or software. It does not include staff costs, consultancy costs, administrative or governance costs and any indirect costs.

Who may apply?

The Foundation welcomes applications from the following:

  • Registered charities or unregistered charities that are excepted, exempt or below the threshold for registration (if the charity is unregistered you must explain why).
  • Community interest companies limited by guarantee.
  • Registered societies.

The Foundation does not accept applications from the following:

  • Individuals
  • “Friends of” charities
  • Community Interest companies limited by shares
  • Not-for-profit companies (which are not charities)
  • Social enterprises

Exclusions:

  • The applicant and the beneficiaries benefitting from the project must be based in the UK. 
  • The applicant has not applied within the last two years.
How much does the Foundation give?

The Foundation typically gives grants of £1,000-£5,000.

When and how to apply for funding

You may only submit an application to the Foundation when it is accepting applications, as indicated at the top of this webpage. Applications received at any other time will be not be considered.

Please apply using the short application form HERE. No additional documents are required and, if you do send any, they will not be considered by the trustees. Please note that incomplete application forms will not be accepted and all applications must be sent by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The trustees meet four times a year and aim to consider 30 applications at each trustee meeting.

The process following a trustee meeting

All applicants will be contacted following the trustee meeting to indicate the outcome of the application.  Please note that feedback relating to an application cannot be given. Successful applicants will be asked to sign a grant letter or grant agreement and provide their bank details. Payment of the grant will be processed following receipt of these documents to the satisfaction of the Foundation.

Reporting on the grant

It is a requirement of a grant that the recipient provides a written report 12 months after receiving the grant using the Foundations Reporting and Monitoring form. An electronic copy of the form can be found HERE.

Reapplying to the Foundation

Applicants may re-apply to the Foundation after two years.

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Questions

If you have any questions relating to the Foundation, please email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the Foundation administrator will endeavour to answer your question as soon as possible.

Please note, the Foundation administrator is unable to provide guidance as to whether an application will be accepted by the trustees. The trustees see all of the applications submitted.

 

 

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