Grants are available for charitable organisations carrying out education, welfare or community projects in the UK.
The charity awards about £300,000 in grants each year.
Funding is provided at the discretion of the Trustees.
Although there are no minimum or maximum funding levels stated, most grants are in the £4,000 to £5,000 range with several larger grants being awarded.
The scheme aims to fund a wide range of projects, including those focusing on:
- The promotion or development of the study and/or appreciation of literature, art, music or science.
- The advancement of education of persons at any age and the advancement of physical education of young people at school or university.
- The relief of poverty and hardship by providing financial assistance and accommodation for affected persons and their dependants and relatives.
- The relief of illness and disease by providing treatment, financial assistance and accommodation. The charity also supports research into treatment and prevention of illness.
- The relief of the suffering of birds and animals through the support of rescue homes, hospitals, sanctuaries and other similar organisations.
- The relief of poverty and hardship and promotion of the well-being of persons connected to the armed services.
- The provision of support and protection to those dependent upon or in danger of becoming dependent on drugs.
- To provide, in the interests of social welfare, facilities for public recreation.
- To protect and preserve buildings of architectural interest of sites of historical interest or natural beauty.
For more information contact the foundation by letter or telephone.
Graham Kirkham Foundation
8 Ebor Court
Tel: 01302 573301