May 31, 2019

The Neighbourhood Statistics page, given as the source of your postcode ranking on the Index of Multiple Deprivation, was closed on 12th May 2019.  Please now use the following website:  (Paste and copy the address into your Internet searcher – this is NOT a direct link.)


May 19, 2019

We are pleased to announce that with effect from 1st July 2019, the maximum amount which applicants can request for Large Grants, Hospices, Village Halls & Community Centres will be increased to £50,000 (from £45,000).

These grants are only for one-off capital projects where the total cost of the project is under £1M (apart from hospices where there is no maximum total cost limit).  Applicants must have secured at least 50% before making an application to Beverley Doran.

PLEASE NOTE THE APPLICATION FORMS STILL STATE THE MAXIMUM GRANT IS £45,000 – bear with us while we arrange for these to be updated!

If you have recently made an application to us for any of these schemes, we will factor in the increased grant amount when considering your application.

March 23, 2019

Low Cost Software

Since 2001, charities registered with technology trusted have saved more than £183 million by accessing donated software from companies like Microsoft, Google, Symantec, Adobe and more.

By registering with them for free they hope to upgrade a charity’s software – helping you to become more efficient, save funds and focus on what’s really important – your cause.

The only cost is a small fee per licence received, which they charge to keep the programme going but that’s usually only about 4% of the regular cost of the software.

Examples are:

  • Microsoft Office 2016 for £25*
  • Adobe Acrobat XI for £48*
  • Norton Security Deluxe for £8*
  • Office 365 and Google for Nonprofits for free

* Prices are valid as of 9th March 2019 and exclude VAT

To learn more go to