Welcome to the Grant Portal of the Wakefield & Tetley Trust and the Tower Hill Trust
The Wakefield & Tetley Trust and the Tower Hill Trust are independent charitable trusts with distinct charitable aims.
The Wakefield & Tetley Trust provides grants to support charitable and voluntary activity in the London boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Southwark and the City of London. We aim to support good quality projects that will improve the lives of people and communities experiencing disadvantage. The Trust is a registered charity number 1121779.
The primary purpose of the Tower Hill Trust is to support the provision of gardens and open spaces in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The Trust is a registered charity number 206225.
Area of Benefit
The Wakefield & Tetley Trust can only fund activities that directly benefit people who live or work in the London boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Southwark and the City of London.
The Tower Hill Trust can only support projects that benefit people living and working in the London borough of Tower Hamlets.
Wakefield & Tetley Trust - Main Programme and Fast Track Grants
This Trust runs two grant programmes, both aim to support projects that will 'make a positive difference to the lives of people who face significant disadvantage and have limited choices and opportunities, for example because they lack skills, have difficulty in accessing resources or face discrimination'. Main Programme Grants are considered three times a year and offer amounts in excess of £2,500 (the average grant is £7,700). Fast Track Grants are available throughout the year as a rolling programme - you can apply any time for amounts between £50 - £2,500.
Tower Hill Trust - Main Programme and Biodiversity Grants
This Trust runs two grant programmes. Main Programme Grants support the development and provision of gardens and open spaces across the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. This is the main priority of the Trust, however on occasion Trustees are able to support charitable activity that focuses on:
The provision and support of facilities for recreation and leisure‐time occupation;
The provision and support of educational facilities;
The relief of poverty.
The Biodiversity Grant Programme offers amounts from £100 to £2000 to support biodiversity enhancements by schools, charities and community groups in school grounds, around housing estates or in community gardens. At least 50% of your project must directly contribute to objectives and targets in the Tower Hamlets Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP). The Biodiversity Grant Programme has an off-line application form and you can apply at any time - please contact the Grant Officer if you are interested in making an application.
If you are unclear if your project is eligible for any of these funds please call the Grant Officer for advice.