Grant application process

The Bodfach Trust is a family trust based in Montgomeryshire, Mid-Wales. The trust makes grants to charities in Mid-Wales and the Welsh borders and is also often actively involved in their work.

Recipient charities will be required to make an application to the Trustees of the Trust via Simon Baynes, Bodfach Hall, Llanfyllin, Powys, SY22 5HS, Wales, tel: 07880 786573 or the Administrator, Sally Dyson, 20 Kent House, Aylesford Street, London SW1V 3QB tel: 0207 976 5785 or trust@bodfach.com. Applicants will need to provide details of their charity’s objects, its financial position (supported by accounts), the sector of the community which it benefits, the amount sought, and the proposed activities or related facilities it intends to provide.

The Trustees will assess any application to ensure that any grant would be within the Trust’s objects, whether the charity is in financial need, the amount of benefit that would be derived from the grant and any other factors the Trustees think important. As part of this process, the Trustees may ask for further information and, if feasible, one of the Trustees or the administrator will meet a representative of the charity.

If the Trustees decide that a grant is appropriate, they will then consider the amount and whether to require, for example, the recipient charity to contribute part of the cost of the proposed activity. The Trust is particularly keen to act as a catalyst via matched funding.

In general, our grants are less than £500. The trustees are particularly keen to support smaller organisations. Please note that if your application is for funding for musical entertainment, music therapy or access to the arts for the elderly we suggest you visit http://www.concertinamusic.org.uk and download an application form. This should then be filled in and sent to The Concertina Charitable Trust at the London address rather than applying to The Bodfach Trust.

If a grant is made, the Trustees will require feedback from the recipient charity on how the funds have been applied and the number of people who benefited from the grant and their reaction.

PLEASE ENSURE YOUR APPLICATION REACHES US BY 30 SEPTEMBER 2017.

THE TRUSTEES ARE SORRY BUT IN AN EFFORT TO REDUCE ADMIN COSTS NO EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE OR TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS WILL BE ENTERED INTO WITH REGARD TO THE APPLICATION. NO EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. PLEASE SEND HARD COPY APPLICATIONS IN THE POST TO THE LONDON ADDRESS.