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Edward Gostling Foundation

The Foundation provides grants to other registered charities with the aim of enhancing the quality of life of people in need with an emphasis on those on a low income who have a physical and/or mental disability or long-term illness.

They believe that these people should have the same choices, quality of life opportunities and aspirations as others.  Their priority is to provide financial support that enables one or more of their 4 life “themes” to be met.  In summary the themes and, therefore, priorities are:-

  • Health & Wellbeing – supporting access to community facilities to maintain, improve and enhance general welfare
  • Independent Living at Home – helping people to live independently in their own home for as long as possible
  • Respite – enabling carers to take a break from the responsibility of caring for a loved one
  • Transition – supporting the journey through education and personal development programmes into employment, long-term volunteering or other meaningful daytime activity, housing and independent living

COVID-19 statement

“Due to the Covid-19 crisis it is clear to us that a number of our smaller community charity partners will struggle to deliver their vital services to the most vulnerable in society.  With immediate effect therefore we have taken the decision to suspend accepting applications from charities with a gross income in excess of £5M and to focus our limited financial resources on helping smaller charities providing front line community services.  We will do this by awarding grants of up to £10,000 to eligible charities with less than 6 months’ of free reserves.  This funding can be used to support their core operating costs.” Link

Please note: Basingstoke Voluntary Action work closely with the local community to raise awareness of grants and also assist with advice and guidance on applications etc. If you apply for this or any other grant, please let us know via email to enable us to understand what is being applied for. Also, if you are in fact successful in receipt of any grant please let us know to enable reporting of such funding locally.

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