The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund provides funding and research in the area of learning disability, and to aid the care and relief of those affected by learning disability.
Projects concerning both adults and children are eligible for funding. Applications will only be considered from voluntary organisations which are registered charities, or are associated with a registered charity. Schools and Parent Teacher Associations can also apply, amongst others.
The type of activities currently funded include capital works for residential, nursing and respite care, and schools, as well as employment schemes including woodwork, crafts, printing and horticulture, play schemes and play therapy schemes. Funding has also been granted for day and social activities centres, including building and running costs, support for families, including respite schemes, and independent living schemes and support in the community schemes.
Funding in the past has ranged in value from £250 to £150,000.
The next deadline for research funding is the 1st February 2016. The deadline for project funding in excess of £10,000 is the 1st March 2016. Application for project funding for £10,000 or less can be submitted at any time.
For further information, please visit the Fund’s website.