The WHSmith Group Charitable Trust is an independent registered charity that aims to support local charities in communities across the UK, and additionally to promote literacy and a love of reading. The Trust repurposes the proceeds from the compulsory carrier bag levies to charitable causes that support the community.
The maximum grant available is £500, match funding is not a specified requirement.
Applicants can be from anywhere in the UK and applications will be accepted from the following:
- Registered or Exempt Charities.
- Constituted voluntary organisations and community groups.
- Schools and pre-schools
There are two annual application rounds: 1 October to 31 March, and 1 April to 30 September. At the end of each six month period grant applications will be reviewed and grants issued.
Application forms can be filled out online at the Trust website here.