The Trust awards grants to organisations in England and Wales, to provide facilities for the disabled to take part in country sports and recreation, and training in agriculture and horticulture. It also promotes education in the countryside for disadvantaged children and young people.
Objectives of Fund
The Trust aims to help to provide facilities for the disabled to take part in country sports and recreation, and training in agriculture and horticulture. It also promotes education in the countryside for disadvantaged children and young people.
The average grant awarded is in the region of £2,500.
Match Funding Restrictions
The Trust focuses on smaller projects where the grant makes a real contribution to the success of that project.
Who Can Apply
Although no specific qualifications are stipulated in the Trust’s guidelines, the Trust will only accept applications from organisations for projects in England and Wales.
Funding is not available for the following:
- Sensory gardens.
- Community allotments.
- State funded schools or other institutions.
- Core funding.
- Limited contributions to a much larger project.
- Charities or organisations with substantial financial resources.
The Trust does not normally give a second grant to a recipient within a minimum of three years of the first or last award.
Applications should be for a specific project or item of capital equipment, rather than on-going running costs.
Funding is available for projects that meet the following aims:
- To promote education about the countryside for young people from towns and cities and those who are disadvantaged.
- To provide facilities for those who are disabled, who have learning difficulties or who are in some way disadvantaged to enjoy the benefits of the countryside.
- To support the advancement of education in agriculture, horticulture and conservation for disadvantaged people, particularly the young.
Projects which are based on horticultural activities must be able to demonstrate that they provide training to a recognised, accredited qualification for the participants.
How To Apply
Applications may be submitted at any time.
Applications should be made in writing, preferably by email with details of the organisation, the project for which funding is required, costings, timing, sources of other funding, accounts (where applicable) and any other information which may help the Trustees in their decision.
For all enquiries contact:
The CLA Charitable Trust
16 Belgrave Square
Tel: 020 7235 0511