DM Thomas Foundation for Young People – Central grants programme

Applications from registered charities working in the areas of education or health with one of three chosen focus groups are selected or considered:

  • Children and young people with disabilities
  • Children and young people who are sick in hospital
  • 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.

Sample Grants Made to Irish Organisations

  • Irish Autism Action – multiple grants
  • Barretstown – £40,000.
  • Debra Ireland – £10,000.

Next deadlines: 25th July 2017, 10th October 2017

More information: Central grants programme

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