The Woodward Charitable Trust - pictures from supported schemes

The Woodward Charitable Trust is one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. The Trusts share a common administration, but are otherwise independent of each other.

The Woodward Charitable Trust was established under a Trust Deed dated 26 July 1988.

The Charity Registration number is 299963.

The other Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, which are administered from the registered office, are:

The Alan & Babette Sainsbury Charitable Fund
The Ashden Trust
The Elizabeth Clark Charitable Trust
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The Glass-House Trust
The Headley Trust
The Indigo Trust
The Jerusalem Trust
The JJ Charitable Trust
The Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund
The Linbury Trust
The Mark Leonard Trust
The Monument Trust
The Monument Historic Buildings Trust
The Staples Trust
The Tedworth Charitable Trust
The Three Guineas Trust
The True Colours Trust

The Woodward Charitable Trust is a grant-making trust. The Trust primarily funds charitable organisations in the UK. If Woodward funds overseas projects it is usually via UK charities which can ensure that funds are being well used. Woodward favours charities which make good use of volunteers and encourage past and current users to participate. Our grant-making continues to be primarily reactive but with some selected projects initiated by the trustees.

The Trust’s grant-making focuses on the following areas:

• Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in antisocial behaviour.

• Prisoners and ex-offenders. Projects that help the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders are supported as well as requests to help prisoners’ families.

• Disability projects, which can include rehabilitation and training for people who are either physically disabled or learning disabled.

• Homelessness, especially affecting young people and women, and covering facilities such as women's refuges.

• Arts outreach work by local groups involving disadvantaged people.

• Projects that promote integration and community cohesion amongst minority groups, including refugees and travellers.

• Environmental projects, especially with a strong educational element.

As the Trust’s resources are modest, the trustees prefer to fund small to medium-sized charities with an income of less than £300,000 where small grants can have more impact. The majority of the grants made are for one-off projects although some grants fund salaries and running costs. The Trust receives many more applications than it has funds to support. Prospective applicants should be aware that less than 15% of the applications received are successful.