The Trust awards grant funding to small-scale, locally-based charitable initiatives in the UK in the following areas: children and young people; minority groups including refugees, gypsies and travellers; prisoners and ex-offenders; disability; homelessness; arts outreach; and environmental projects. The Woodward Charitable Trust Grants are provided by the Woodward Charitable Trust and administered by the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. The Trust offers the following types of funding:
Small grants of between £100 and £5,000 (around 100 grants are made per year).
Large grants of over £5,000 (around five grants are made per year).
Funding is primarily for one-off projects, but the Trustees are willing to consider funding running costs, including core cost and salaries. Large grants are usually awarded to charities already known to the Trustees. Before submitting an application for a large grant, applicants must contact the administrator. Applications will automatically be rejected unless they have first been discussed with the administrator.