WHSmith Trust Community Grants

Summary

The WHSmith Trust aims to support good causes in the local communities where WHSmith operates, and also to promote literacy and a love of reading. Each year the Trust supports employees by matching their fundraising and volunteering for charities and schools. The Trust also makes donations to hundreds of schools across the UK and funds large scale literacy projects through its long-standing partnership with the National Literacy Trust. It also offers grants of up to £500 to voluntary organisations and schools from the proceeds of the compulsory carrier bag levies across the UK. Grants are awarded every six months to charities, schools and community groups of any size, provided they support the community in the UK.


Fund details

Status:
Open
Type:
Grant
Source:
Private/for Profit Organisation
When to apply:
There are two annual application rounds – 1 October to 31 March, and 1 April to 30 September – and at the end of each six month period grant applications will be reviewed and grants issued.
Next deadline:
30 Sep 2018
Charities only:
No
Website:
https://blog.whsmith.co.uk/community-grants-application/
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
No funder phone number
How to apply
Application form available on the website
Exclusions
Party political organisations, religious organisations, military organisations, individuals, expeditions or overseas travel

Fund award sizes

Minimum:
No minimum provided
Maximum:
£500
Average:
No average provided
Annually awarded:
£298,442
Notes on award amounts:
No notes on award amounts

Organisation

Name:
The W H Smith Charitable Trust
Charity number:
1013782
Website:
https://blog.whsmith.co.uk/community-grants-application/
Email:
No funder email address
Phone:
No funder phone number
Address:
W H Smith Ltd Greenbridge Road, , Swindon, SN3 3JE


Geographical Areas

  • UK

Activities

  • Arts and Cultural Activities
  • Citizenship and community involvement
  • Disaster/ emergency services
  • Education and Training
  • Environmental Projects
  • General charitable activities
  • Health and social care
  • Heritage/ building preservation
  • Organised Sport
  • Recreation and social activities

Beneficiaries

  • Children
  • General public
  • Mental health conditions
  • People affected by ill-health
  • People with disabilities
  • People with learning disabilities
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with sensory impairments
  • Physical health conditions
  • The local community
  • Young people