The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation

Status:Open to applications
 

Description

Grants for registered charities in the UK working in the following areas: education; the visual and performing arts; medical research; the relief of disability and severe illness; the preservation of buildings of architectural or historical significance; the accommodation of those in need; and the skills based training of young people.


Details

Maximum value £12.500


Value Notes

Funding is available as follows:

  • Grants of up to £5,000 - Category 1- Education projects relating to organic farming, animal husbandry, veterinary science, animal welfare and animal surgery and research into animal surgery.
  • Grants of up to £7,500 - Category 2 - The visual and performing arts (or less than £1,000 if the grant is for the general running costs of a new theatre production).
  • Grants of up to £10,000 - Category 3 - Medical research.
  • Grants of up to £7,500 - Category 4 - The relief of disability and severe illness.
  • Grants of up to £12,500 - Category 5 - The preservation of buildings of architectural or historical significance.
  • Grants of up to £12,500 - Category 6 - The accommodation of those in need.
  • Grants of up to £5,000 - Category 7 - The skills based training of young people.

Applicants must specify the amount they require.


Extended Description

The Foundation was established in 2001 by the executors of the will of Sylvia Waddilove.  Miss Waddilove left a portion of her estate on trust for charitable purposes and had indicated during her lifetime, both the types of charitable purposes she favoured and the way in which her funds should be used.  The Foundation uses its discretion to follow those wishes as far as possible.

The Foundation provides grant funding in the following areas:

  • Education.
  • The visual and performing arts.
  • Medical research.
  • The relief of disability and severe illness.
  • The preservation of buildings of architectural or historical significance.
  • The accommodation of those in need.
  • The skills based training of young people.

 


Latest Information:

The Trustees aim to meet in January, April, July and October each year.

Applications for 2018 are now closed. Check the charity's website for details on when applicaitons for 2019 will open.


Key Criteria

Funding is available to applicants that meet all of the following criteria:

  • The applicant has not previously applied within the last two years.
  • The applicant is a registered charity, registered branch, a CIC, an IPS, an exempt charity or an unregistered charity with an income of less than £5,000 or an individual if the project relates to medical research.
  • The applicant and the beneficiaries benefitting from the project are based in the United Kingdom.
  • The applicant has been in existence for at least two years and has a track record of delivering projects.

The level of the organisation’s income depends on the project category for which they are applying:

Applicants should have an income of less than £500,000 if applying for:

  • Category 2 - The visual and performing arts.
  • Category 3 - Medical research.
  • Category 4 - The relief of disability and severe illness.
  • Category 7 - The skills based training of youths.

Applicants should have an income of less than £1,000,000 if applying for:

  • Category 1- Education projects relating to organic farming, animal husbandry, veterinary science, animal welfare and animal surgery and research into animal surgery.

Applicants should have an income of less than £2,000,000 if applying for:

  • Category 5 - The preservation of buildings of architectural or historical significance.

Applicants should have an income of less than £3,000,000 if applying for:

  • Category 6 - The accommodation of those in need.


Eligible Expenditure

Applications must be in support of a project that is either new or has been running for less than five years.

The Trustees welcome applications for projects relating to the following charitable purposes:

  • Education (organic farming, animal husbandry, veterinary science, animal welfare and animal surgery). Preference is given to the following:
    • The application relates to a capital project. This includes building projects and the purchase of materials and equipment in relation to an educational project or workshop but not the salary, professional, publicity or other running costs of the project.
    • The educational subject matter is not taught on the National Curriculum.
  • The visual and performing arts. Preference is given to applications that do not relate to an annual or repeat event. The application relates to a capital project. This means:
    • For the visual arts, where the application is for beneficiaries to produce a painting, photography, film or other visual representation or sculpture or installation, the Trustees will fund equipment and materials but not the salary, professional, publicity and other running costs of the project.
    • For all performing arts bursaries or scholarships for training.
    • For theatre projects which are innovative and relate to building work or the purchase of materials or equipment for an educational project or workshop.
    • For theatre projects,which are innovative and relate to the general running costs of a new project which may include professional and artists’ fees, the Trustees may make a fixed grant of between £500 and £1,000.
  • Medical research. Preference is given to applications that relate to research into diseases affecting a sizeable proportion of the population.
  • The relief of disability and severe illness. Preference is given to applications that relate to a capital project. This includes building projects and the purchase of materials, IT hardware and software and other equipment in relation to an educational project or workshop but not salary, professional, publicity or other running costs of the project.
  • The preservation of buildings of architectural or historical significance. Preference is given to applications that relate to an innovative architectural design for a building owned by a charity, CIC or IPS.
  • The accommodation of those in need. Applications should relate to a capital project. This includes building projects and the purchase of materials and equipment but not salary, professional, publicity or other running costs of the project. The accommodation may be temporary or permanent. The accommodation is for those in poverty, sickness including physical and mental health and sufferers of addiction, those seeking asylum, or otherwise displaced as a result of crime or violence
  • The skills based training of young people. The application should relate to a capital project. This includes building projects and the purchase of materials and equipment but not salary, professional, publicity or other running costs. Preference is given to applications that do not relate to educational subject matter taught on the National Curriculum or already available in a local school, club or society.

Match Funding Restrictions

Applicants must provide funding from other sources.


Restrictions

The following exclusions apply:

  • Individuals.
  • General running costs.
  • Ongoing or multiple projects.
  • Projects delivered in partnership with another charity or charities.
  • Support for projects lasting for more than four years.
  • Workshops, unless the application is for a capital cost or benefit.
  • Repeat funding.
  • Replacement funds.
  • Educational visits, unless there is a unique and potentially life-changing benefit.

Application Procedure

A standard application form is available from the funding provider's website and can be returned by e-mail or post, although the Foundation prefers to receive applications by email.

Applicants should not send a covering email or letter, or any attachments or enclosures as these will not be looked at.

No charity should apply more than once in two years and more frequent applications will not be considered.  Successful applicants may not apply for further funding for five years unless agreed otherwise at the time of the original grant.

Do not contact the administrators directly as they operate an online procedure (through the Foundation website) for enquiries.

The Trustees aim to meet in January, April, July and October each year. Depending on the number of applications received, the Trustees may decide to close applications before the deadline date.

They aim to give notice of at least 48 hours before closing applications. Information on the next opening and closing dates will be provided when they become available.

Applicants are urged to frequently check the website during the months of the Trustees' meetings (ie January, April, July and October).


Addresses & Contacts:

Application forms may be available to download on the funding body’s own website.

Contact details:
Trust Administrator Sylvia Waddilove Foundation
c/o Pothecary Witham Weld Solicitors
70 St. George's Square
London
SW1V 3RD
Email: waddilove@pwwsolicitors.co.uk