Baily Thomas Charitable Fund, The

Grants for "care and relief of those affected by learning disability".  Apply for core and project costs.

The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund makes grants for research into learning disability and to aid the care and relief of those affected by learning disability.
You can apply for capital and revenue costs, and for project and running costs. 

What can be funded?

The following areas of work normally fall within the Fund's policy:

  • Capital building/renovation/refurbishment works for residential, nursing and respite care, and schools;
  • Employment schemes including woodwork, crafts, printing and horticulture;
  • Play schemes and play therapy schemes;
  • Day and social activities centres including building costs and running costs;
  • Support for families, including respite schemes;
  • Independent living schemes;
  • Support in the community schemes;
  • Swimming and hydro-therapy pools and snoezelen rooms.

The Fund does not usually fund:

  • Hospices;
  • Minibuses except those for residential and/or day care services for the learning disabled;
  • Advocacy projects;
  • Arts and theatre projects;
  • Physical disabilities unless accompanied by significant learning disabilities.

Closing dates for applications.

If you are applying for less than £5,000, you can make your application at any time.  If you are applying for more than £5,000 you need to apply by 01 May or 01 August.

More information

For more information, please visit the Baily Thomas Charitable Fund website

Read FAQs on the Baily Thomas Charitable Fund website

Application information

How to apply: 

Apply online using the electronic application form

Find the electronic application form on the Baily Thomas Fund website

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