How to apply

We welcome all grant applications for individuals, organisations and projects that meet our criteria, and look forward to discovering how we might support you and the child, or children, in your care.

How and when to apply

You can submit an application any time, using either the individual or organisation application form below.

Our Trustees meet every three months to assess applications and agree awards, so please allow 3-4 months from submitting your application for a funding decision to be reached. Complex applications can take longer, for example if a new project is launching, or we are one of a number of potential funders being approached and income has yet to be committed. For large or complex grants, the Trustees may get in touch to invite you to meet with them or to seek further information.

Meet the criteria

We consider any application for work that benefits the individuals and groups outlined in How we help. Please read these criteria guidelines to determine if you, your idea or project qualifies.

Download our grant criteria (Word document)

Submit your application

Please complete and submit the appropriate application forms by downloading, completing and returning your form by email to our Administrator at

Download the grant application form for individuals (Word document)

Download the grant application form for organisations (Word document)

Unsuccessful applications

If we receive more applications than we can fund, funding can still be refused despite meeting our criteria. If you have been refused funding from the Trust, please allow at least 12 months from a decision being made before re-applying to us.

Successful applications

We’re proud to have funded countless projects across Gloucestershire that have had a major impact on the lives of children with disabilities, in care or with special needs. Below are some of the transformations we’ve supported.

  • Gloucestershire Virtual School: supporting increased attendance

    The Sedbury Trust have funded a pilot project being run by Gloucestershire’s Virtual School (who support the educational attainment and […]

  • Paternoster school: space for safe, socially distanced contact

    The Sedbury Trust funded Paternoster school to develop one of their spaces to meet the needs of staff, students […]

  • Eastington Primary School: technology enabled learning for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities

    In 2021 The Sedbury Trust provided funding to Eastington Primary School, supporting the purchase of iPads for use by […]

  • Gloucestershire Virtual School: laptops for children in care

    In 2021 The Sedbury Trust funded Gloucestershire’s Virtual School (who support the educational attainment and progress of children and […]

  • Specialist leisure equipment at Paternoster School

    Specialist leisure equipment at Paternoster School

  • Small grants making a big difference

    The Trust were contacted by a support worker to request funding for a small piece of home equipment that […]

  • Mechanical horse gallops into disabled children’s affections

    Horse riding can be of great benefit to riders’ physical and mental wellbeing, and is widely recognised as a […]

  • New hydrotherapy facility improves a whole school’s wellbeing

    Hydrotherapy involves doing special exercises in a warm-water pool to help relieve, treat and improve different conditions. It offers […]