Grants are available to charitable organisations based and working in the UK for projects that address disability; medical care, relief and welfare; medical research; care, relief or protection of animals.

Current Status
Open for Applications
Maximum value:
£ 1,000

Objectives of Fund

The Trust offers funding each year to charitable organisations working in the UK for projects taking place in the UK that address human disability, medical care, relief and welfare; medical research; care, relief or protection of animals.

Value Notes

The typical grant is between £500 and £1,000. The annual income of this fund usually falls below £10,000.

Match Funding Restrictions

Match funding is not a stipulated requirement.

Who Can Apply

Charitable organisations that are based and operating within the UK are eligible to apply.


The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Overheads, such as rent and salaries.
  • Living costs.
  • Organisations that operate outside of the UK.

Eligible Expenditure

Funding can help with projects that fall within one of the following categories:

  • Human, physical or mental disability.
  • Medical care, relief and welfare.
  • Medical research.
  • Care, relief or protection of animals.

How To Apply

Applications can be made any time throughout the year and will be considered at the annual Trustee meeting which is normally held in July or August.

There is no standard application form.

Interested groups should write a letter of application (no more than two pages of A4 paper) that includes the following:

  • The organisation’s address and contact telephone number.
  • The organisation’s background.
  • The reason why funding is being sought.
  • The amount of money being requested.
  • Any special circumstances.
  • The name to whom a grant cheques would be payable.

In addition to the letter, applicants should send any detailed costings, such as for equipment or for a research project.

It is not necessary to send a copy of the organisation’s accounts or annual report.

Applications should be sent by post to the Marjorie Viggars Charitable Trust. (Applications submitted by email will not be considered.)

Scheme – Guidance Document