The Swire Charitable Trust’s aim is to help deliver positive and lasting change to UK society. We do this by making grants to UK registered charities working in one of our three core funding programme areas.
Community and social welfare
Supporting positive change in the community
Fostering long-term positive change in the lives of vulnerable & disadvantaged people and their communities, we particularly welcome funding requests from charities working with:
- Care experienced young people
- People with physical and learning disabilities
- Homeless people
- Ex-servicemen and women
- Victims of slavery and human trafficking
Education and Training
Helping children and adults from all backgrounds to fulfil their potential and make the most of their talents. For example, we fund charities that are:
- Working to narrow the attainment gap for disadvantaged and marginalised children
- Targeting improvements in essential skills such as literacy and numeracy
- Empowering young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs), or marginalised adults, to engage in education or training
Regeneration through restoration
Restoring neglected buildings and landmarks which can contribute to community regeneration, particularly in areas of deprivation.
We would especially like to hear from smaller heritage charities that focus on providing employment or volunteering opportunities for the local community – and contribute to the regeneration of the area.
We have tried to make our application process as simple and transparent as possible. To apply, please complete our online funding request form, outlining succinctly why your work is needed and effective.
There is one stage to our application process, with a single form for all three programmes and all types of grant. There are no deadlines or closing dates – we welcome applications all year around. But please remember that we can no longer accept applications by post or email. If you apply via these channels, we will ask you to reapply through our website.