Boots Charitable Trust is an independent registered charity in the UK, which is wholly funded by the company.
Established in the early 1970s, to date the Trust has donated over £10 million to registered charities and voluntary organisations.
We fund registered charities which benefit people who live in Nottinghamshire. We also fund smaller voluntary organisations in Nottinghamshire whose income and expenditure is less than £5,000 per year, and are therefore not required to register with the Charity Commission.
Applications are only accepted via our application form. Charities who wish to apply must also send in their latest annual report, detailed accounts, constitution, policy documents and any letters of support. The application form is available on this page as a downloadable Word document, also available by post. We respond to all applications.
We are especially interested in projects working in the areas of health, lifelong learning, community development and social care, more details of which can be found below.
The Trust's current funding priorities:
Community healthcare: community healthcare services, homecare, aftercare, providing support for sufferers of medical conditions and disabled people, continuing care.
Health education and prevention: promoting knowledge and awareness of specific diseases or medical conditions.
Helping people of any age to achieve their educational potential: supplementary schools, literacy and numeracy projects, community education, vocational / restart education for the unemployed, alternative education for excluded school pupils.
Helping groups to organise and respond to problems and needs in their communities or networks. This could include organisations such as councils for voluntary services and advice bureaux.
Personal social services: organisations assisting individuals or families to overcome social deprivation, for example people who are homeless or disabled and their carers, lone parent and childcare groups and other family support groups.
Social preventative schemes: activities preventing crime, dropping out and general delinquency and providing other social care outreach work, social health and safety awareness schemes.
Community social activities: activities to promote social engagement for vulnerable people, helping to combat isolation and loneliness.
We do not provide funding for:
- projects benefiting people outside of Nottinghamshire
- organisations which are not registered charities and which have income or expenditure of more than £5,000 per year (organisations which are not registered charities and which have income or expenditure of less than £5,000 per year are eligible to apply)
- charities seeking funds to redistribute to other charities
- projects for which there is a legal statutory obligation or which replace statutory funding.
Amounts under £2,000: None and takes between one and two months to process the application.
Amounts over £2,000: Trustee meetings are held every other month. The deadlines for receipt of applications are 7th of February, April, June, August, October and December. It takes between two and four months to process the application.
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