Donor: Scurrah Wainright Charity
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United Kingdom
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 1.000GBP
Total available budget: 75.000GBP
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 5.000GBP
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Animal Welfare
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Social Inclusion
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      South Africa, Zimbabwe

  2. Europe


1) Objective

The grant-making Scurrah Wainwright Charity takes its name from its founder Henry Scurrah Wainwright OBE (1877- 1968). The Charity supports a wide range of charitable projects with an emphasis on social reform and tackling the root causes of social inequity. It has the following two programs: (1) Yorkshire: Trustees give priority to applicants working in the Yorkshire region (organisations need not be based in the region but the project itself must directly benefit the Yorkshire community); and (2) Southern Africa, particularly Zimbabwe. The Charity looks for innovative work in the field of social reform, with a preference for tackling the ‘root causes’ rather than palliative projects. Thematic areas are Social reform and social inequality.

They do not fund: (1) Animal welfare; (2) Buildings; (3) Medical research or support for individual medical conditions; (4) Substitution for Government funding eg in education and health; (5) Charities who send unsolicited general appeal letters; (6) Activities that have already happened; and (7) Applicants who do not have a UK bank account into which a grant can be paid.

2) Eligibility

Eligible applicants are UK-based non-profit organisations. Individuals are not eligible as well as large and national charitable organisation unless specifically working in the Yorkshire region and providing local control and access to the grant, and organizations with an annual income/expenditure that exceeds £250,000 approximately.

3) Location

Actions must take place in England, primarily in Yorkshire and the North of England as well as in Southern Africa, particularly Zimbabwe.

4) Budget

The Trust administers investments producing a grant budget that currently varies between about £60,000 and £75,000 a year. Individual grants sizes typically lie between £1,000 and £5,000 per project.

5) Application

Applications should be sent to the following email address admin(a)wainwrighttrusts.org.uk. The application that should include: (1) a completed application form, which can be downloaded from their website; (2) the most recent audited accounts; (3) an application of no more than two A4 pages, setting out: background information about you and/or your organisation, the nature of the project you wish to pursue and what it seeks to achieve, plans for practical implementation of the work and a budget, other current funding applications, successful or not. The Trustees meet three times a year – in March, July and November – and applications must be submitted by 14 January, 14 May or 14 September respectively.

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