The Trust has a strong emphasis on helping charities which offer care and support for people who are terminally ill, or have a serious illness, the elderly, adults and children who have mental health problems or a learning disability. They give help to both children and adults with physical disabilities and offer funding towards specialist equipment, respite care, holidays, education and core costs.
They will consider funding from organisations who provide care and support for ex-servicemen and women who have been injured or traumatised from past and recent conflicts. Mr. Joel himself served in the First World War with the 15th Hussars.
Medical research projects form only a small part of what they fund.
They will consider funding towards some building and refurbishment costs but only once the appeal has reached at least half of the total budget.
N.B. Approximately half the Trust’s grants are distributed under this Object. Typically grants range from £5,000 – £20,000.