Apply for a grant

Since 1983, we have committed in excess of £28 million to 1,000 projects, and our enduring drive to support children with disabilities or facing disadvantage has benefited more than one million lives. You can become a part of this success story.

If your project is in the UK or Ireland and shares our aim of making a positive impact on the lives of children and young people, it may be eligible for a Wooden Spoon grant.

To find out if an organisation close to your heart is eligible for funding, please download the qualifying criteria here.

 

Applying for a grant

While there is neither a minimum nor maximum grant level, it is unlikely projects of a physical nature under £5,000 in value will have sufficient substance and scale to qualify under the ‘projected life span’ criteria. See examples of successful beneficiaries we’ve helped.

If you are unsure if your project meets our criteria please complete our Expression of Wish form for an initial assessment.

Expression of Wish

If you think you are eligible for a Wooden Spoon grant, please download our Application Form.

 Application Form

 

Application notes

Once an application has been received it will be checked to ensure it meets our criteria. It will then be sent to the regional committee for approval. If the region agrees to support the project an inspector will undertake a site visit and report back to the Project Committee which meets monthly. Successful applications will go forward to the next quarterly Council meeting. The applicant will receive a formal grant letter, if the project is approved by Council.