A proportion of our funds are committed to our Planned Grant-Making programme – through this we make contributions to national charities which the trustees have decided, as a matter of policy, to support on a long term basis. Each year we support 10 charities under this programme, working in different fields, with grants of £500 each (although prior to 2015 the normal amount was £300).
Grants are awarded each year at the October trustees meeting, but the areas of work and the organisations to be considered are reviewed in February and and provisional list of charities to be supported is is reviewed each year at the June trustees meeting, and new organisations may be added – but only on the basis of trustees’ personal recommendations. It follows, that any new applications need to be made to the Responsive Programme.
Examples of recent planned grants:
- £500 to Freedom from Torture
- £500 to Christian Enquiry Agency
- £500 to Prisoners Advice Service
- £500 to DePaul UK (Housing work)
- £500 to Missio (Pontifical Mission Societies)
- £500 to Médécins sans Frontières UK
- £500 to TEAR Fund
We are generally supporting 10 organisations each year through planned grants.
(Please note that even with organisations in this programme which we support regularly, the amounts can vary from year to year depending on funds available at the time.)