Who and What We Fund
Who we fund
Wolves Aid specialises in supporting charities helping children and families as well as the elderly, disabled and socially isolated.
We will consider any work which has a positive effect on welfare and quality of life, or which expands the opportunities and life choices for young people in our catchment area.
Areas of support to date have included physical and learning disabilities, physical and mental health and social challenge and deprivation and preference is given to organisations with a high volunteer input.
We will also consider applications from other types of organisations which are pursing charitable causes and their aims are 'not for profit'.
Please note that Wolves Aid receives a high application to grant ratio and we cannot guarantee your application will be successful even if criteria is met.
What we fund
Grants may be considered for a range of purposes and could include:
- Single awards for capital projects
- Start up and/or ongoing running costs for specific projects for an existing organisation
- Multi-year revenue grants for core funding including salaries
- Standard and wheelchair accessible minibuses are offered under the Smiley Bus scheme which can be fully or part-funded by Wolves Aid.
The type, size and time period of the award is decided on the basis of the perceived 'difference' that Wolves Aid support will make to the organisation, the project and to the targeted beneficiaries.
Please note that whilst start-up costs for new projects will be considered, an organisation must have been in existence for a minimum of one year and be able to produce accounts for the same.
What we don't fund
In line with our funding policy and to ensure the most efficient use of resources, we do not fund the following areas of work:
- Animal welfare
- Expeditions and Overseas travel
- General Fundraising appeals
- Individual and Sports Sponsorship
- National charities and large organisations*
- Mainstream Education and Sport
- Promotion of specific religions
*Wolves Aid do not generally consider applications from national charities or large organisations with an annual turnover of an excess of £1 million. We may consider applications from organisations who are affiliated to or a franchise of a national organisation, who have their own independent accounts.