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Grants for individuals

Barnwood Trust no longer accepts applications directly from individuals.

Instead our Individual Grants Team work in partnership with a network of 14 Community Partner organisations to understand the needs of disabled people and people with mental health conditions across Gloucestershire – and to capture, share and advocate best practice in this work.

Please see our ‘frequently asked questions’ for more information.

As part of our purpose to act as an agent of social change, Barnwood Trust’s ‘Grants for Individuals’ programme will continue to:

  • Focus on increasing enjoyment and enrichment opportunities for disabled people and people with mental health conditions.
  • Support disabled people and people with mental health conditions with essential household items.

We have partnered up with a network of organisations across Gloucestershire – who consist of local charities, voluntary organisations and housing associations. These Community Partners provide ongoing support, advice and guidance for disabled people and people with mental health conditions who have indicated a need for support.

Our Community Partners can apply for funding on behalf of eligible individuals from their existing client base, if they’ve established Barnwood Trust is the most suitable option for them based on their needs and circumstances.

Our Community Partners are not expected to ‘market’ our individual funding, and Barnwood Trust will not signpost an individual directly to our Community Partner organisations for the sole purpose of applying for funding.

Here are a range of links, which may help if you require any additional support:

  • Citizens Advice offer free, confidential and impartial advice on a range of issues.
  • The Turn2Us Grant Search can help you to find funds based on your circumstances or experience.
  • StepChange can give free debt advice and help with budgeting.
  • The Lightning Application Portal is a secure online portal which allows you to find and apply for support from multiple providers, quickly and easily.


Alternatively, you can visit Barnwood Trust – Other Support Available for more details of other support options available.