Who We Do Not Fund

Who We Do Not Fund

Please make sure that you have read and understood the exclusions below before sending your application.

The Trust currently receives around 600 applications a year of which 25% will be successful in achieving funding. To save time, effort and resources we have listed below the types of projects and organisations which do not fit within our funding criteria.

Regrettably due to the number of applications and time it takes to process them we will not be able to respond if organisations apply to us in relation to the subjects ⁄ projects mentioned below.

Please DO NOT apply if you have received a donation from the Trust in the previous 2 years.

We concentrate our funding supporting charities in the South & the South East of England.


We do not fund the following:

  • Complementary health and therapy projects
  • Charities offering legal advice
  • Charities offering counselling
  • Hospices outside the South East of England
  • NHS Hospitals and other statutory bodies
  • Universities – academic research, scholarships and bursaries
  • Homeless charities
  • Projects related to drugs or alcohol addiction
  • HIV/Aids related projects
  • Charities which are part of a wider network i.e. Age UK, Mind, Mencap etc., only those who are based within the South East can apply
  • Individuals or organisations applying on behalf of an individual (other than in relation to South African educational grants)
  • Students seeking sponsorship for educational or gap year projects
  • Animal charities unless they are connected to Thoroughbred Racehorses
  • Larger charities with widespread support are less likely to be considered unless they support local causes in Hertfordshire/ Bedfordshire
  • National Appeals
  • Conferences, Seminars and workshops
  • Apart from South Africa we do not offer funding outside the UK