Organisational and group funding

Barnwood Trust provides funding to support work that helps to make Gloucestershire the best possible place for disabled people and people with mental health challenges.

Funding programmes at Barnwood Trust are underpinned by a set of guiding principles, to read more about these click here.

At Barnwood Trust we are committed to transparency and we want to be as open as possible about how we award our grants. We are working with 360Giving (linked) to publish information about our grants. To find out more click here.


Who can apply?

Charities, Community Interest Companies, social enterprises, other groups who work in Gloucestershire’s local communities and not-for-profits can all apply for funding. You do not need to be a ‘constituted’ organisation or group to apply but if your organisation or group does not have a bank account, you may need to work with another organisation which can accept the funds awarded on your behalf.  If you are applying for a large grant, you are unlikely to be successful if you are not formally constituted.


What can we apply for?

We can support your work by helping with your core costs, activities you wish to run or a project you might want to deliver, which might be a piece of work, items of equipment or refurbishment. Full details of the Organisational and Group Funding criteria can be found here.


How do we apply?

Please be aware that all applications are considered first by Gloucestershire Funders, a partnership of funding organisations that works together to support local initiatives in Gloucestershire’s communities.

Gloucestershire Funders will be closed for the duration of May 2023, and we will not be accepting applications at this time. We are taking some time to review and improve our processes, and hope to reopen to applications at the end of the month.

Please check back here for updates.

If you have a question relating to an application you submitted, please contact Note that we still plan to review any applications that we received in April within the advertised 10-12 week timeframe.

Funding policies

Please read our funding policies before submitting an application

Funding policies