Noel Buxton Trust

5 November 2018

The Noel Buxton Trust supports charities working with families and prisoners in Britain. "While wishing to maintain funding in these broad areas, Trustees have decided to narrow the focus of their support."

Smaller, grassroots organisations with charitable status in England, Scotland and Wales can apply - the emphasis is on areas outside of London and the South-east. Please check the list of exclusions before you apply.

Applications can be made at any time. It can take up to six months to assess an application.

Family grants with a focus on domestic abuse

The Trustees have decided to focus their funding for families on the issue of domestic abuse. Projects that work with survivors and/or perpetrators of domestic abuse can be funded over several years and for "core" running costs. "Unfortunately, the Trustees are not able to accept appeals for work in women’s or men's refuges because of our limited funds."

The maximum grant is £5,000 per year for up to three years.

Interested? Please read the family grants guidance notes to check eligibility and how to apply. "An appeal is more likely to be successful when the applicant shows how the work fits within our guidelines."

Penal grants

Please note that the funder has moved away from funding:

  • Policy and larger, more established organisations.
  • Generic proposals that aim to prevent young people getting involved in crime or cover a wide portfolio of interventions.

Trustees are happy to fund projects and core costs. The kinds of grants they expect to make are:

  • One-off grants of up to £3,000 to pay for specific projects that help maintain relationships between prisoners and their families or for work that supports the contributions that volunteers make within the prison community.
  • Grants of up to £4,000 per year over two to three years, particularly where a guaranteed on-going contribution is going to make a difference to the sustainability of a programme or activity.

Interested? Please read the penal grants guidance notes to check eligibility and how to apply. "An appeal is more likely to be successful when the applicant shows how the work fits within our guidelines."