D M Thomas Foundation

DM Thomas Foundation for Young People (formerly known as Hilton in the Community Foundation)

They are committed to helping disadvantaged and vulnerable young people and children. They do this by supporting positive life-changing and life-enhancing activities that improve their health and education.

The Foundation has a rigorous grant process which aims to identify the most effective projects helping disadvantaged young people in the UK and Ireland. Applications from registered charities in the UK and Ireland 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 our Grants Committee.

Applications working in the areas of education or health with one of their four chosen focus groups are selected or considered:

  • Children and young people with disabilities
  • Children and young people who are sick in hospital
  • Employability and training programmes for disadvantaged young people
  • 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.

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