No Min - £5,000
15 Jun 2023
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The Toy Trust

The Toy Trust generally awards small grants under £5,000 to "such charity or charities or charitable purposes connected with children as they (the trustees) shall in their absolute discretion decide". In exceptional circumstances the Trust also makes donations to any crisis involving children which require an immediate response. In addition to the smaller grants made by the Trust throughout the year, the Trust's committee can decide to award a larger grant to one or a small number of charities in conjunction with the Trust's annual fundraising events. Applying charities working overseas must have a UK office (applications are not accepted from overseas offices).

Grants are available for equipment and services for smaller UK charities working to help disadvantaged children aged under 13 years of age and their families to:

o Alleviate suffering.
o Bolster existing initiatives.
o Encourage achievement through adversity.
o Initiate brand new projects.
o Provide care.
o Purchase vital equipment.
o Satisfy basic needs, and
o Support children through awful experiences.

Projects should:

o Be in support of children and projects regardless of faith, sex or disability.
o Run for a minimum of 12 months, and
o Show real benefit for relieving hardship and suffering to beneficiaries.

The Trust meets 4 times each year to review applications. The deadlines are:

1. Mid-February for its March meeting.
2. Mid-June for its July meeting.
3. Mid-August for its August meeting, and
4. Mid November for its December meeting.

The next application deadline is Thursday 15th June 2023.

Further information, guidance and details about how to apply for a grant is available on the Trust’s website.

Contact details for the Trust are:

Tracey Butcher
Charity Coordinator
British Toy and Hobby Association
142-144 Long Lane
020 7701 7271