Completed applications are first assessed by the Foundation office, with a shortlist of approximately 20 of the strongest and regionally representative applications put forward for consideration by the Grants Committee. There is approximately £200,000 available to distribute each quarter.
Applications working in the areas of education or health with one of three chosen focus groups are selected or considered:
- Children and young people with disabilities
- Children and young people who are sick in hospital
- Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care)
If favoured, grant applications for up to £5,000 can be approved by the Director, up to £10,000 can be approved by the Grants Committee, and applications for more than £10,000 are recommended to the Trustees for final approval. The Foundation is a small charity and generally will not make awards of over £30,000 (per year). Funding can be requested for up to 2 years for any particular project.
Reapplications are welcome, however unsuccessful applicants are asked not to reapply for at least 12 months from the date of their rejection letter. Successful applicants are asked to wait five years before reapplying.
Deadlines: Please ensure your completed application is received both electronically and hard copy by 5.30pm on the date indicated in order to be considered. Eligible applications received after the deadline will be retained for the next funding round. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. All received applications are acknowledged by email, once the hard copy has been received and logged.
Application Form: Available to download from the website along with guidelines.
Contact: DM Thomas Foundation for Young People, 179-199, Holland Park Avenue, London, W11 4UL
Telephone: 020 7605 7733