Funding to Enhance the Quality of Life for People in Need (UK)

Registered charities, Hospices and state schools catering wholly for students with additional needs, can apply for grants to support their work that enhances the quality of life for people in need, specifically the mentally and physically disabled. Priority is given to small and medium size charities making a significant impact in their community and who may lack the time and resources to be able to focus on their fundraising.

The Edward Gostling Foundation’s grants are awarded to projects that have a significant impact across one or more of four life “themes” and priority is given to organisations that clearly demonstrate this within their application for grant funding.

These are:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Independent Living at Home
  • Respite

Grants can support:

  • Modifications to homes, state schools (wholly for students with additional needs), hospices etc
  • The provision of specialist equipment such as the provision of specialised wheelchairs, other mobility aids and equipment including medical equipment to assist independent living
  • Financial assistance towards the cost of short-term respite breaks at a registered respite centre.

Grants are awarded through two programmes:

  • A fast-track Small Grants Programme for applications up to £5,000 to small and medium-sized charities with a gross annual income of £3 million or less.
  • A Large Grants (Capital) Programme for applications of £5,000 or over; open to all charities with a gross annual income of £5 million or less.

There are no application deadlines; applications can be submitted at any time.

Useful Links:


Eligibility Checker

Online Application

Guidance for Preparing A Capital Grant Application

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