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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Research and projects that address learning disabilities – Baily Thomas

The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund provides project funding in the area of learning disability. The Trust considers under learning disability the conditions generally referred to as severe learning difficulties, together with autism.

They consider supporting projects concerning children or adults. The type of activities currently funded include:

  • Capital 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
  • Snoezelen rooms.

Applications will only be considered from voluntary organisations which are registered charities or are associated with a registered charity. Schools and Parent Teacher Associations and Industrial & Provident Societies can also apply. Funding in the past has ranged in value from £250 to £150,000.

The deadline for research funding and project funding above £10,000 is 1st December 2017.

Applications for project funding of £10,000 or less can be submitted at any time.

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