Applications from public libraries run by local authorities will be considered if these are additional to the local authority’s core service. We can support, for example, transport for reading groups, reminiscence projects, the acquisition of specialist equipment etc. The Ulverscroft Foundation is highly unlikely to support public libraries run by private companies. Volunteer-run libraries may be supported if they are supported in cash or in kind by the local authority.
The Ulverscroft Foundation will not support other charities which could be considered to be doing similar work – for example, funding research projects. In these cases they will be advised that the proposed beneficiary organisation may approach the Foundation directly.
We will consider applications for funding to support academic and clinical research. In evaluating bids we will take into account the predicted clinical benefits and the timescale for achieving them, as well as the proposals for disseminating research results to the wider sector. The Trustees reserve the right to seek independent specialist advice on bids which fall outside their area of competence.