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The Lady Neville Charity

Registered charity number: 277174

Provides grants that will make a clear and significant contribution to grass-roots charitable organisations working in designated priority areas.

The charity was formally set up in 1978 following a bequest from Ralph Neville JP.

Applications for grants

If you are a registered charity or not-for-profit organisation, you may be able to apply for a one-off capital grant of up to £1,000.  Please read on for details of how to apply, our eligibility criteria, and current funding priority areas.  Please be aware that due to pressure on our limited funding pot, we may not always be able to fully fund the requested amount.  The applicant success rate is currently standing at 75% of all eligible applications received..

Eligibility criteria - who can apply?

The Lady Neville Charity is pleased to welcome applications from

  • Registered charities or not-for-profit organisations in the UK whose total annual income is less than £100,000, and the total project cost is less than £10,000.

Organisations applying must be working in at least one of the following three priority areas

  • Local Heritage projects which help local groups to conserve and restore their landmarks, landscape, traditions and culture
  • Performing and Visual Arts Groups involved in undertaking a particular activity in any field in this area
  • Any charitable activity taking place in communities where the Skinners' Company has existing work or historical links *

* Communities include The City of London, 'The Square Mile'; London Boroughs of Camden, particularly Kings Cross, Enfield, Hackney, and Hounslow; West Kent, particularly Tonbridge & Malling, and Tunbridge Wells; Romney Marsh (excluding East Sussex).

What do we fund?

We can consider grants for capital items such as:

  • Equipment, an element of capital building works only

We can also consider grants for:

  • General funding towards one-off anniversary events that are not part of core activities. This does not include regular annual events.

All applications need to make a clear and significant contribution to a project

We do not accept applications from

  • individuals requesting sponsorship
  • organisations requiring revenue based assistance - staff salaries, general running costs, hire costs, consumables, workshops.
  • organisations delivering projects in hospital, nursing or residential care settings, or for medical research
  • organisations which have received a grant from the Lady Neville Charity within the last year
  • other grant-making charities

How to apply and submission deadline dates

The Committee considers applications twice a year in May and November.  You are welcome to discuss a potential approach with the Grants Administrator.  Our 2019 funding rounds are now closed to new applications.  Please check back in November 2019 for details of our 2020 submission deadline dates.

Please download the Lady Neville Guidelines and Application

email charitiesadmin@skinners.org.uk or telephone 020 7213 0562

You will need to return the application form by post to the address specified, and include your latest audited Annual Report & Accounts with your application form.

Please note applications received after the deadline times will not be considered.  In order to keep administrative costs down we regret it is not possible to acknowledge unsuccessful applications.

Grant Monitoring

If you have been successfully awarded a grant from us, we would like you to submit a follow-up form once the grant has been spent. This enables us to monitor, evaluate and improve our service.  Please complete the Follow up Form and email the completed form to charitiesadmin@skinners.org.uk or post to The Grants Administrator, Skinners' Hall, 8 Dowgate Hill, London EC4R 2SP

Acknowledgement of your Grant

We kindly request that you acknowledge our grant support on any published materials relating to your project.  Letting others know that we have given you a grant helps raise awareness that funding may be available to other local organisations through the Skinners’ Company Lady Neville Charity.

Please use the following wording on your published materials – brochures, leaflets, programmes, annual accounts or website - “Supported by the Skinners’ Company Lady Neville Charity - giving small grants to local grass-roots organisations”

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