Wesleyan Foundation Large Grants

The Wesleyan Foundation was established in 2017 to continue to support various good causes throughout the UK.

Fund aims:

Grants will be considered from charities, constituted voluntary and community groups that focus on:

– Education – Charities or projects that enhance learning and develop career opportunities.

– Health – Promote health and wellbeing.

– Social – Provide local solutions to meet local needs, promote community cohesion and develop sustainable and supportive communities.

Available Funding: 

Grants are available between £2,000 – £10,000 and must be spent within a year.

What we will fund:

– Groups that have been running for at least 2 years.

– Salary, equipment or volunteer costs that are clearly budgeted and only used for the project – evidence will be required.

Please note:

– Grants can be made for a wide range of purposes including consumables, project or activity costs.

– No more than 10% of the project costs can be assigned to operational/core costs.

– Your application value must be no more than 20% of the organisation’s annual income.

– Your organisation’s income level must less than £500,000, as shown in your most recent annual accounts.


You can apply to this fund if you are one of the following:

– Registered charities
– Constituted Community groups
– Companies Limited by Guarantee with charitable aims
– Community Interest Companies
– Co-operatives – registered Community Benefit Societies and registered Industrial and Provident Societies
– Social Enterprises

 **Funding to Community Interest Companies and other non-charities may include conditions to restrict funding to charitable objectives only.

Please note, we are unable to fund the following:

– Individuals or sole traders
– Arts and media focussed projects
– Sports clubs and societies (unless the project benefits disabled people)
– Contact sports such as boxing
– Capital Builds
– Direct replacement of statutory obligations and public funding
– Promotion of religious or political activities
– Groups with significant financial free reserves
– Organisations or charities which are solely to promote any particular religion
– Organisations who have indicated poor management of any previous grants or who present poor financial health
– Payment of deficit funding or repayment of loans
– Animal welfare, unless the project benefits people (e.g. disabled riding schemes)
– Statutory work in educational institutions
– Pure sponsorship purposes or funding purely for costs of fund-raising events

Additional Supporting Information:

To be eligible to apply you must be able to provide proof of:

Your organisation / company has a management committee / board of trustees / board of directors with at least 3 unrelated people as members, a list of those directors will be required showing who has bank authorisation.

– A written constitution / articles / set of rules.
– A copy of your most recent annual accounts or financial records showing your organisation’s balance of funds, income and reserves
– A bank account in the name of the organisation with at least two unrelated signatories
– A bank statement from the last 3 months, signed by two bank signatories
– Copies of your safeguarding policy (if you will be working with children or vulnerable adults)
– Equal opportunities policy.
– Quotes for capital items over £300.

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Please apply by TBC for your application to be considered.