The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation


Trusthouse Charitable Foundation are a medium-sized grant making foundation giving grants to small, well-established organisations in the UK who address local issues in areas of extreme urban deprivation, or in remote and fragile rural communities.


Within the two main areas of urban deprivation and rural communities, they are interested in helping established projects which work in the fields of Community Support; Arts, Education & Heritage; and Disability & Health Care.

Trusthouse gives grants for running costs or one-off capital costs to charities and not-for-profit organisations in accordance with criteria that are regularly reviewed and decided by the Trustees. There are no deadlines so applications can be made year round.


In the area of Urban Deprivation they will accept applications from local or national charities or not-for-profit organisations which are working with residents of urban areas (i.e. more than 10,000 inhabitants) which are classified in the latest government Indices of Multiple Deprivation as being in the lowest 20%. Below are some examples of things the trust are interested in -


Community Support

  • work with young people; community centres; support for carers; older people's projects; help for refugees; family support; community transport; sports projects; rehabilitation of ex-offenders; alcohol and drug misuse projects; domestic violence prevention and aftermath.


Disability and Healthcare

  • projects in deprived areas for people of all ages with physical and/or sensory disabilities; support for people with mental health issues; hospices.


Arts, Education and Heritage

  • arts projects for people with disabilities; performance or visual arts with a clear and strong community impact; alternative education projects; supplementary teaching; heritage projects in marine or industrial areas which involve local people and have a demonstrable community benefit.


Applications can be made online, and more information can be found at their wesbite -