Funding for groups which support sick and disabled children

The DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is inviting applications to its central grants programme, which is open to applications from Ireland and the UK.

The Foundation, formerly known as the Hilton in the Community Foundation, has a special focus on supporting young people with disabilities, supporting employability and training programmes, enhancing the experiences of life-limited children in hospice care and supporting sick children in hospital. Their projects provide training, equipment, experiences and support so that young people can reach their full potential. They focus on partnering with local organisations which often struggle to attract support.

Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve education and health for young people in three key areas;

  • Children and young people with disabilities;
  • Children and young people who are sick in hospital;
  • Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care).

The Foundation is a small charity and generally will not make awards of over £30,000 (per year) for up to two years. Funding can be requested for one-off projects or for up to 2 years work. Applications from schools and hospitals are welcomed as long as they are made through an appropriate registered charity. Grant applications for up to £5,000 can be approved by the Director, up to £10,000 can be approved by the Grants Committee, and applications for more than £10,000 are recommended to the Trustees for final approval.

Visit the DM Thomas Foundation website

There are 4 intakes of applications during 2019:

  • Tuesday 5th February 2019
  • Tuesday 7th May 2019
  • Tuesday 23rd July 2019
  • Tuesday 8th October 2019
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