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Henry Smith’s Charity Grants – Ongoing


There are no deadlines (except for the Holiday Grants for Children, see below), but the Trustees meet four times a year in March, June, September and December to consider grant applications. We cannot guarantee your application will be considered at a particular meeting.
Their Main Grants Programme is for grants of £10,000 or over. There are two types of Main Grant:

  • Capital Grants – One off grants for purchase or refurbishment of a building or purchase of specialist equipment.
  • Revenue Grants – Grants of up to three years for things like core costs (including salaries and overheads), or the running costs of a specific project (including staffing costs).

The Small Grants Programme is for grants of under £10,000 per year.

County Grants – Grants of £500 – £20,000  for smaller organisations working with disadvantaged people and communities in one of eight English counties. (incl. Hampshire and Surrey). For organisations up to £250k (up to £1m if activities are county-wide). The funding can cover running costs, salaries, projects and small capital projects or expenditure.

Medical Research
Grants of up to three years for research undertaken by recognised ’Centres of Excellence’.

Holiday Grants for Children

Date/s of Trip in 2019
Dates when Applications Considered
1st February – 30th April Applications accepted 17th December 2018 – 28th February 2019
1st May – 30th June Applications accepted 1st March 2019 – 30th April 2019
1st July – 31st August Applications accepted 1st May 2019 – 2nd July 2019
1st September – 31st Dec Applications accepted 3rd July 2019 – 16th November 2019


It usually takes six weeks for decisions to be made on applications and it is important that your application is submitted at the appropriate time. You must ensure that your application reaches us at least six weeks before your trip takes place.

One off grants of up to £2,500 for organisations, schools, youth groups etc specifically for holidays or outings for children under the age of 13 who are disabled or who live in areas of high deprivation.

To be eligible to apply for a County Grant, your annual income must be below £250,000, unless you are working county-wide, in which case your income must be below £1 million.

Applications can be submitted at any time.

For further information please contact Jo Marren on: 020 7264 4970

Your application should be posted to us with your latest audited or independently inspected accounts (NB: schools are not required to send accounts) to:

Applications — Holiday Grants
The Henry Smith Charity
6th Floor, 65 Leadenhall Street
London EC3A 2AD

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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