The Noel Buxton Trust Grant making since 1919
Guidelines for applicants
Purpose of funding
recognize the variety of Voluntary and Community Sector organisations that
work with offenders. These
include local campaigning organisations; self help groups; and service
providers. Trustees value and
wish to support the
commitment of these organisations to the rehabilitation of offenders for the
benefit of both the offender and society as a whole.
Who can apply?
Trustees prefer to fund registered charities (exceptionally, organisations
that are applying for charitable status can be considered).
Trustees tend to offer grants to smaller, grass-roots organisations.
The Trustees very much welcome appeals from groups in
note that we have moved away from funding:
policy and larger, more established organisations
· generic proposals that aim to prevent young people getting involved in crime or cover a wide portfolio of interventions.
and duration of grants
are happy to fund projects and core costs.
The kinds of grants we expect to make are:
criteria used to assess appeals
When Trustees assess appeals we look for evidence of some or all of the following criteria:
Trustees also have a strong interest in:
The areas of penal affairs activities that we fund include:
Your appeal is more likely to be successful if you are able to briefly describe:
identified the need for your proposal
record in doing related work
will know that your work has benefitted or will benefit the people who need
In addition to our list of general exclusions please note that grants are not made for:
can be made at any time. It can take up to six months to assess an
applicants will be informed in writing.
The Trustees’ focus on allocating as much as possible of their
limited funds for grant-making and limiting administrative expenses means
that applications are not acknowledged and no replies are sent to
unsuccessful appeals. The Trust will not discuss applications on the
telephone or correspond about rejected appeals.
to apply for funding
There is no application form. If you wish to make an appeal please send a short letter (1-2 pages) outlining your case for funding. Please mention that you have read this website and show how your work fits into our guidelines. The appeal should include your charity registration number and the name of the organisation to which cheques should be made payable if different from that at the head of the appeal letter. Please also include:
current and following year
funding already received, promised or applied for from other sources
latest annual report / accounts in the shortest available form.
send your appeal to:
you for reading these guidelines. If
you decide to make an appeal, please note that the Trustees receive many
more appeals than they can fund. This
means, regrettably, that they have to turn down some requests, even though
the proposed work falls within these guidelines.
Registered Charity Number: 220881