Trusthouse Charitable Foundation


Trusthouse is an independent grantmaking foundation which makes approximately 100-150 grants totalling around £2.5 million a year to a variety of charitable organisations based in areas of extreme deprivation.

Trusthouse gives grants for running costs or one-off capital costs to charities and not-for-profit organisations in accordance with criteria that are regularly reviewed and decided by the Trustees.

Funding information

What they fund: 

  • General costs including core costs, salaries, projects costs; capital expenditure on buildings or essential equipment
  • They are current funding themes are Rural Issues and Urban Deprivation, funding projects in rural and urban areas which are classified in the latest government Indices of Multiple Deprivation as being in the most deprived 20%.
  • Within this they are interested in projects working in community sport or arts, education and heritage. 

Specific Information

Area: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Suitable for: 

  • Charitable organisations (including CICs, social enterprises, not-for-profit registered companies and voluntary organisations). 
  • Also small to medium sized local organisations with a demonstrable track record of success working to address local issues in communities of extreme urban deprivation or remote and deprived rural districts 
  • Organisations with annual income under £500,000. (Different funding pot available for organisations with annual income under £250,000). 

Funding size: Single year grants between £2,000 and £7,500 for core costs, salaries, running and project costs or one-off capital costs.

Application deadline: Rolling scheme, with trustees meeting to review in February, April, July and October 2020. Applications may close up to 8 weeks before the trustee meeting. 

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