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Grant criteria

The Trust only gives funds to medically related worthy causes affecting individuals or organisations living in Coventry and Warwickshire. The amount available is based on the income generated from capital investments.

The WPH Charitable Trustees meet quarterly to consider and approve applications. “Applications received less than 14 days prior to the quarterly Board Meeting will only be considered if time permits”. However if an urgent application is received it will be discussed outside these time frames. Applications of less than £1000 may be approved outside the formal meeting.

These notes are a guidance for applicants about the criteria used by the trustees when awarding funds.

  • Applications are only considered from individuals and groups based in Coventry and Warwickshire.
  • Applications from national bodies, or organisations based outside the region are not considered.
  • Grants are considered from a wide range of applicants, including individuals, groups and organisations. The size of awards may vary considerably from less than a hundred pounds upwards.An equally wide range of funding purposes is considered, so applicants may require contributions to capital projects, for the purchase of specialist equipment, or for healthcare costs. Examples of previous grants include:
    • New buildings
    • Major items of equipment
    • Refurbishment or improvement of facilities
    • Medical research projects
    • Academic sponsorship
    • Institutional programmes
    • The provision of nursing, administrative or other staff providing direct care
    • Training costs for individuals or groups learning to care for others
  • All applications must be submitted via an on-line application form, or downloaded, printed and sent via post or email after scanning.
  • All applications from individuals must be accompanied by a supporting letter from an appropriate professional, outlining the case for support.
  • All applications for goods or services to be purchased must be accompanied by at least two quotes
  • If an applicant has been unsuccessful but has new problems or the circumstances alter they may re-apply and a decision will be made that is completely independent of the earlier one.
  • Decisions are not influenced by an applicants’ willingness to agree to publicity. Although on occasion the WPH Trust might like to publise a donation there is no pressure exerted on applicants, and if they have offered to take part in promoting the Charity they may change their minds about being involved at any time.
  • The trustees’ decisions are final and no feedback is provided.

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