NFU Mutual Charitable Trust

Status:Open to applications
 
Application Deadline:
25 May 2018

Description

Grants are available to charitable groups and organisations in the UK for projects that further the objectives of the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, particularly those that educate young people in rural areas and relieve poverty in rural areas.


Details

Funding is at the discretion of the Trust. One-off grants tend to start at £1,000 and run upwards to £20,000 and £30,000.


Extended Description

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust was set up in 1998 by the National Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Society (NFU Mutual) to promote and support charities in the UK working in agriculture, rural development and insurance.

The Trust provides funding, in the form of one-off grants and donations, to charitable initiatives in the areas of education, research, social welfare and poverty relief.

Currently, the main objectives of the trust are to:

  • Advance the education of young people within rural areas.
  • Relieve poverty within rural areas.
  • Promote the benefit and social welfare of inhabitants of rural communities by associating together with the inhabitants and local authorities, voluntary and other organisations to advance education and leisure.
  • Advance the education of the public by means of research and dissemination of information in relation to agriculture.
  • Promote research into agriculture associated activities.
  • Advance the education of the public by means of research and dissemination of information in relation to insurance.

The Trustees are particularly interested in initiatives in the areas of education of young people in rural areas and relief of poverty within rural areas.


Value Notes

Funding is at the discretion of the Trust. One-off grants tend to start at £1,000 and run upwards to £20,000 and £30,000.


Latest Information

The deadlines for applications are 25 May 2018 and 26 October 2018.


Key Criteria

Charitable organisations based and working within the UK seeking funding for charitable initiatives in the areas of education, research, social welfare and poverty relief can apply.

It is not necessary to be a registered charity to apply


Eligibility Expenditure

Following a recent strategic review, the Trustees have indicated that in future, the Trust will focus on providing funding to larger initiatives, which would have a significant impact on the rural community. They Trust is especially interested in funding initiatives in the areas of education of young people in rural areas and relieving poverty within rural areas.

Previous grant recipients include the following:

  • Care Farming UK
  • Children's Country Holiday Fund
  • Farms for City Children
  • Henry Plumb Foundation
  • Myton Hospice
  • National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs
  • Royal Agriculture Benevolent Institution
  • Royal Highland Education Trust
  • Rural Support
  • Shakespeare Hospice at Home Service
  • Ulster Open Farm Weekend
  • University of East Anglia
  • Wales Federation of Young Farmers Clubs
  • Yorkshire Rural Support Network
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Match Funding Restrictions

Match funding is not required but it is welcomed.


Restrictions

The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Individuals.
  • Projects which mention specifically for promotion purposes any individuals, companies, brands or products.
  • Projects containing offensive, obscene or sexually suggestive material, propaganda, potentially misleading information, or defamatory or disparaging material about other people or companies.
  • The endorsement of any form of hate, hate group or terrorist activity.
  • Projects which discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by law.
  • The promotion of religion.
  • The promotion of political beliefs.
  • The promotion of any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous.
  • Activities that relate to controversial subject matter or any subject that is contrary to the interests of Aviva.
  • For-profit businesses or ventures.

Application Procedure

There is no formal application form.

Applications should be made in writing and include the following details:

  • The project, initiative or organisation for which funding is sought.
  • The amount of funding being requested.
  • Any business plans.
  • Details of any other funding sought and or obtained.
  • Any recognition which would be given to the Trust in recognition of its support.
  • Confirmation of whether or not the applicant is a registered charity.

Address & Contacts:

Contact details:
Jenny Dean
The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust
Tiddington Road
Stratford upon Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 7BJ
Email:nfu_mutual_charitable_trust@nfumutual.co.uk