Formerly the ACT Foundation, The Edward Gostling Foundation provides grants with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need, specifically the mentally and physically disabled or those with long-term illness.
There are 2 grants : a Small Grants of less than £5,000 available to charities with an annual income of less than £3 million. and Large Grants of more than £5,000.
Projects must address one of their themes:
- Health and wellbeing: to maintain, improve and advance the health and welfare of people living with disabilities and/or long-term illnesses.
- Independent living at home: to support people who wish to remain living in their own home for as long as is practically possible.
- Respite: either for the person living with a disability (or long-term illnesses) or the carer to access sports and leisure activities or simply enjoy fun, friendship and the opportunity to socialise and share with others who may be in a similar situation.
- Transition: to provide fundamental life skills and infrastructure necessary to allow people to reach their full potential in all areas of life and to become a valued member of their local community.
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