The Trust has a strong emphasis on helping charities which offer care and support for people who are terminally ill, or have a serious illness, the elderly, adults and children who have mental health problems or a learning disability. We give help to both children and adults with physical disabilities and offer funding towards specialist equipment, respite care, holidays, education and core costs.
We are happy to consider funding from organisations who provide care and support for ex-servicemen and women who have been injured or traumatised from past and recent conflicts. Mr. Joel himself served in the First World War with the 15th Hussars.
Medical research projects form only a small part of what we fund.
We will consider funding towards some building and refurbishment costs but only once the appeal has reached at least half of the total budget.
N.B. Approximately half the Trust's grants are distributed under this Object. Typically grants range from £5,000 - £20,000.
Please see below an example of a charity that we support under this Object.
Keech Hospice Care is a charity which supports adults from Luton and south Bedfordshire, and children from Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes, who have life-limiting and terminal illnesses.
It is one of the few hospices in the UK which provides care for both adults and children. Keech Hospice Care is based in a purpose-built facility in Luton, but its hospice care is delivered to patients, children and their families in a variety of settings including the family home, school or in hospital at a time in their lives they need it most.