The Henry Smith Charity

This scheme provides revenue grants for projects involved with health and social welfare in the UK, including the Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

The Henry Smith Charity was founded in 1628 with the objectives of relieving people from need and suffering. Revenue funding of £10,000 or more per year for up to three years for core costs is available (including salaries and overheads), or the running costs of a specific project (including staffing costs).
The amount requested must be at least £10,000 in each year. The maximum length of funding that can be requested is three years. Not-for-profit organisations and registered charities based and working in the UK can apply. Priority is given to organisations with incomes of less than £5 million. Therefore organisations with an income of over £5 million will need to very clearly demonstrate that the organisation is best placed to deliver the work and that funding cannot be sourced from elsewhere.

The Henry Smith Charity makes grants in the following categories with some examples of the type of work that will be funded:

  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)
  • Carers
  • Community service
  • Disability
  • Domestic and sexual violence
  • Drugs & alcohol/substance misuse
  • Ex-Service men and women
  • Family services
  • Healthcare
  • Homelessness
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Bisexual or Transgendered.
  • Mental health
  • Older people
  • Prisoners and ex-offenders
  • Prostitution & trafficking
  • Refugees & asylum seekers
  • Young people

Priority is given to work with groups experiencing social and/or economic disadvantage and to work that tackles problems in areas of high deprivation (those that fall within the bottom third of the National Indices of Deprivation).

Application forms are available to download from the Charity’s website. However applicants are asked to note that assessment times vary from three to six months, depending on the type of grant applied for.

Applications may be submitted at any time.

To find out more please visit The Henry Smith Charity