Wolves Aid, part of Wolves Community Trust, is encouraging local charities and community groups to submit applications for funding and has approximately £100,000 to distribute to organisations that meet specific criteria.
Wolves Community Trust, formerly known as Wolves in the Community, was formed in 1991 and began operation as a registered charity on 1st December 2008 and is the Wolverhampton extension of the Morgan Foundation, working in much the same way.
In February 2008 it was announced that Chairman Steve Morgan would give a percentage of the Morgan Foundation's annual turnover to the donations arm of Wolves Community Trust, Wolves Aid.
Wolves Aid specialises in supporting small to medium sized locally based organisations or charities whose work focuses on children, families, disadvantage and disability. Any work which has a positive effect on the welfare and quality of life, or which enhances the opportunities and life choices for people in this region will be considered.
They are particularly keen to support those who have already begun to make an impact, but need a helping hand to expand their work and increase their effectiveness. Organisations that use a high level of volunteers in order to achieve their objectives are encouraged to apply.
Who is funding available to?
Wolves Aid is geared towards helping organisations that support the positive development of the community life through encouraging social inclusion amongst the disadvantaged and disabled, have maybe
Funding is available for organisations / charities who:
• Benefit the disadvantaged or those with disabilities
• Based in Wolverhampton or surrounding area
• Has a turnover of less than £1 million and have been in existence for 1 year +
• Supported by Volunteers
Areas of support include physical and learning disability, physical and mental health and social challenge and deprivation, and the size and time frame of the funding is judged on an individual basis.
Support is not available – Animal welfare, arts/heritage, conservation, expeditions and travel, general fundraising, large national charities, specific religions and mainstream education.
Matt Grayson, Wolves' Head of Communications, said: "Wolves Aid is already making a real difference to local charities and community groups that meet our criteria.
"We want to help as many local causes as possible. Over the past 12 months, we have helped charities such as Friends of Penn Hall School, Wolverhampton Samaritans and Albrighton Moat & Garden Project.
"We're very proud of the fact that Wolves Aid is now the biggest charity of its type in football."
If you are interested in applying please contact the office on 01902 828366 for an informal chat.