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The Swire Charitable Trust

Grants, generally for up to £50,000, are available for core costs, salaries and capital expenditure for UK registered charities that are directly addressing environmental causes, UK heritage and the challenges faced by the most marginalised and disadvantaged members of society.

Who can apply: UK registered charities.

Key words: Environment, Biodiversity, Heritage, Ex-Service Personnel, Victims of Slavery, Children and Young People in Care, Criminal Justice, People from Disadvantaged Backgrounds, United Kingdom.

Family grant-making Trust the Swire Charitable Trust usually awards a significant number of grants each year to charities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. During the year ended 31st December 2022, it made193 grants of between £1,000 and £55,000, with an average grant award of just under £25,000.

The Trust will award grants for core costs, salaries and capital projects, with no matched funding requirement, against the following programmes and priorities:

  1. The Opportunity Programme, which aims to improve life chances for ex-service men and women; victims of slavery and trafficking; children and young people in the care of their local authority, involved with the criminal justice system, or from the most socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
  2. The Environment Programme, which funds charities that can connect people to the environment and support the UK’s biodiversity, and
  3. The Heritage Programme, which funds heritage work that can deliver social and economic benefits to deprived communities or disadvantaged people and support charities working to safeguard endangered skills.