Funding Opportunity

Wallace and Gromit Children's Charity

Status: Open to applications

Application Deadline:18 October 2019


Grants are available to registered charities for projects that enrich and improve the quality of life of sick children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.


Maximum Value: £10,000

Minimum Value: £100

Value Notes

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Grants tend to range from £100 to £10,000.

Extended Description

The Wallace and Gromit Children's Charity offers grants to registered charities in the UK working to improve the quality of life for children in hospitals and hospices.

The Charity aims to fund projects which are not funded directly by the NHS. This could be, for example, arts, play and music programmes for patients, facilities for parents such as parent accommodation, a wide range of projects in children's hospices, capital building programmes for children's hospitals and hospices and state of the art equipment.

Latest Information

The deadline for applications is 18 October 2019.

Key Criteria

Grants will only be made to registered charities.

Preference is given to:

  • Projects conceived by and in children’s hospitals and hospices.
  • Distributing grants directly to children’s hospitals and hospices in regional centres around the UK, who meet the following criteria:
    • Provide a regional geographic healthcare service to a wide range of children in a hospital/hospice.
    • Will not discriminate on the grounds of wealth, race, sexuality, religion or disability.
    • Agree to promote the work of the Charity in their area.

Applications from organisations working within hospitals and hospices will be considered but will require a supporting reference from the Hospital/Hospice itself.

Please note that the Charity has a long-standing relationship with a number of organisations and to whom they are sympathetic and to whom priority consideration may be given.

Eligible Expenditure

Grants must enrich and improve the quality of life of sick children in hospitals or hospices in any area in the UK.

The following are examples of projects the Foundation is looking to support:

  • Arts, music, play and leisure programmes.
  • Facilities to support families of children treated in hospitals or hospices.
  • Welcoming and accessible environments.
  • Care and facilities in hospices.
  • Promoting education and information programmes.
  • Supporting children with physical and emotional difficulties.
  • Medical equipment (when it can be shown that funding is not available from statutory sources).

Match Funding Restrictions

Applicants may be required to provide the remainder of any costs from alternative sources.


Funding is not available for the following:

  • Charities not supporting children's healthcare.
  • Organisations that do not have charitable status.
  • Animal, religious or international charities.
  • Retrospective funding.
  • Organisations that do not work within a hospital or hospice environment.
  • Organisations that provide excursions, holidays or away days.
  • Individuals.
  • Funding of Clown Doctors.
  • The replacement of funding from statutory sources.

No hospital or hospice will receive two awards within the same financial year.

Application Procedure

Guidance notes and an application form can be found on the Charity's website.

Contact the Wallace and Gromit Children's Charity for further information.

Addresses and contacts

Application forms may be available to download on this site - please see the downloadable files on the right hand panel at the top of this page - or alternatively please check the funding body’s own website.

Contact details: Anna Shepherd

Wallace and Gromit Children's Charity
30-32 Upper Maudlin Street

Telephone:0117 927 3888

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