January 2013 - Important news for applicants - please read the announcement at the bottom of this page.
Our general guidelines and exclusions apply to all 5 categories. Please study them carefully. Please also look at the list of current beneficiariesas a guide. What follows is a brief explanation of the focus of our current grant-making in this category and of the themes we particularly favour. Such is the competition for funds that if your work does not match our themes it is unlikely to be funded.
Health and Disability, one of the two largest categories in which we work, reflects Sir John Ellerman's concern for sick and disabled people. In 2011/12, a total of 56 charities received £1.39million between them.
At present our funding is directed towards:
• The relief and support of those with complex conditions and disorders.
• Severe physical disabilities, including deaf and blind people
• Mental illness and learning disabilities
• Carers, including nurses and the families of sufferers of any of the above
The Foundation is particularly interested in charities which can demonstrate all or most of the following:
• Practical benefits to patients/sufferers and to the quality of their lives
• A particular commitment to the young and/or to older people
• The provision of expert information, advice and self-help initiatives
(The Foundation does not support medical research or NHS Hospital Trusts, (see Exclusions)
Important information about applying to the John Ellerman Foundation
The John Ellerman Foundation is undertaking a review of its funding priorities. New guidelines will be published in June 2013. In preparation for this the Foundation closed to new applications on 31 December 2012.
Organisations that previously either received a grant or applied unsuccessfully will have been asked to wait for two years before reapplying. A small number will become eligible to apply again during the period that the Foundation is closed. They should wait until the new guidance is available before applying again.
The website will be updated later in 2013 with further details.
UK registered charities working overseas should note that the Foundation has decided to pause its joint international programme with the Baring Foundation for two years. Please see their website for up to date information on their funding programmes www.baringfoundation.org.uk