|The Martin Laing Foundation (UK)
Established in 1979 by Sir Martin Laing, grandson of Sir John Laing, the trust is particularly interested in environmental and conservation work, small community projects benefitting disadvantaged young people or the elderly and infirm and Norfolk-based activities. A small number of grants are made to overseas projects particularly in Malta and Thailand. Most grants range between £500 and £10,000. Very few unsolicited applications are successful.
|The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust (UK)
The Trust primarily funds projects both in the UK and abroad which support the Trust's interests of education, international friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development.
|Britain Sasakawa Foundation (UK)
The Britain Sasakawa Foundation makes small grants of up to £1,500 to organisations (including schools) in the UK that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese schools. The grants are for activities that support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges. The Foundation especially welcomes applications in the fields of Science, Medicine and the Environment, the Japanese Language and Japanese Studies as well as projects involving mutual learning in aspects of modern society. In the past the Foundation has made grants towards visits between the UK and Japan between teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language and cultural studies in schools.
|Jephcott Charitable Trust Grant (UK)
The Jephcott Charitable Trust makes grants for charitable purposes in four main areas of funding: population control, the environment, education and health. Preference will be given to charities or projects which are having difficulty getting started, or raising funds from other sources. This often means that the Trust is funding capital projects, e.g for equipment or materials, rather than running costs. Grants are made to charities in all parts of the world. The Jephcott Charitable Trust does not support projects involving animal welfare or heritage sites or buildings. Projects which require long-term funding are not normally considered. Applications are considered at trustee meetings which are held in April and October. You will hear shortly after these meetings whether your applications have been successful or not.
|Barbara Ward Children's Foundation Grant (UK)
The objectives of The Barbara Ward Children's Foundation are to carry out charitable purposes anywhere in the world, primarily in relation to children. Initially the foundation seeks to make grants to other charitable organisations with similar aims, in order to meet its goals. Since it was established in 2001 The Barbara Ward Children's Foundation has reviewed over 5700 requests for funding. They have approved grants to over 670 organisations totalling over £9.4 million. The charities they have supported have helped children in Barbados, Cameroon, England, Kenya, Kosovo, Nepal, Northern Ireland, Russia, Scotland and Wales. Applications can be submitted at any time.
|The Wood Family Trust (Scotland / International)
The Wood Foundation (TWF) is a Scottish based charity with a Global outlook. In Sub Saharan Africa and in the UK, TWF will invest in economic, community and enterprise initiatives which develop and support individuals to become caring and contributing members of society. The Foundation is proactive by nature and will only accept applications through our global citizenship programme. Funding is provided through three programme: Making Markets Work for the Poor Sub Saharan Africa; Facilitating Economic and Education Development in Scotland; and Developing Young People in Scotland
|Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Multimedia Fund - WorldView (UK)
Administered through WorldView, bursaries of up to £10,000 are available to spend up to three months researching stories and programme/content ideas in the developing world. Applicants may find new stories while ‘in field’ but are expected to have already identified multiple story ideas that would be of interest to a diverse range of UK media outlets, prior to contacting WorldView. Applicants are expected to demonstrate significant research into the area they are proposing to visit and must also indicate a range of potential story ideas suitable for multimedia outlets in the UK, eg. local newspaper coverage, online, magazine features etc. Where possible, grantees will be expected to network with broadcast professionals in the countries they are visiting.
|Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Project Development Fund (UK)
WorldView is a project of the Public Media Alliance. It aims to improve understanding and awareness of the wider world among a global audience via mainstream broadcast and digital media. Funding is available for projects that aim to promote better understanding of the developing world; highlighting the challenges and importance for both developed and developing countries of reducing poverty. Currently only established programme makers/media producers may apply. Individual producers are not excluded from applying to the fund, but are encouraged to approach established production companies to oversee their projects. Preference will be given to projects that aim to extend audience reach.