to allow us to process applications received. Please check back here for further information in due course. All applications MUST be made through the short form at the foot of this page. If we wish to consider your organisation further we will ask you to complete a more detailed application.
We hope our process will save valuable time for both us and yourselves by not asking for too much detail in the first instance.
What we Support
As a small family charitable organisation we are looking to support a very limited number of causes in a meaningful way over one, two or three years. We prefer to fund specific objectives, but will consider core costs where the organisation meets the aims of our foundation.
TFCF trustees will only support registered charities or not for profit enterprises in England or Wales with an annual turnover of less than £1m. Charities need to be able to demonstrate they make a difference to the life chances of young people under the age of 25. The trustees will give greater consideration to applications that support socially disadvantaged youth of teenage years. In practice we expect the majority of the organisations we support will have an annual income of less than £500,000.
Our Application Process
We only respond to approaches through the short form at the foot of this page
If we wish to consider your request further, we will ask you to complete an application form. Our intention is to save you time by not asking for unnecessary detail unless there is a reasonable chance we believe you will meet our objectives.
We will endeavour to acknowledge all approaches.
Application forms will be reviewed and shortlisted
At each stage, we will do our best to keep you informed of the status of their application.
We will not consider grants for
Individuals, or organisations applying on behalf of individuals
Capital projects relating to building or refurbishment.
Larger and National charities including local branches of National organisations even where they are charities in their own right.
Statutory bodies, universities, colleges, schools, nurseries, playgroups or crèches
One-off events such as holidays, trips, festivals, concerts and the like.
Sports and leisure where there isn’t a strong and lasting social welfare focus
Retrospective funding: costs that have already been incurred.
A copy of our grant making police can be accessed here: