The Malam Fund is open all year round and awards grants of up to £1000 to organisations from a private fund, that is an amalgamation of three former trusts – The Edward Malam Convalescent Fund, The Heath Memorial Trust and The John Pepper Fund.  The fund will make awards to organisations who are providing a day trip, outing or social activities for their service users.  In December the fund will make set awards of £750 to organisations who will be providing meals to older people, those who are socially isolated, rough sleepers or the homeless at Christmas.

About Grants from The Malam Fund
You can apply for a grant of up to £1,000.
These grants will be awarded to organisations who provide social activities for older people, or those who are suffering from social isolation.

We would prefer to fund project costs and event costs, as opposed to equipment or core costs.

What We Will Fund

Types of Organisation

We will support the following types of organisation;

  • Constituted community groups
  • Constituted voluntary groups
  • Registered Charities
  • Social Enterprises
Geographic Reach

We will support organisations based in, or working for the benefit of people int he following local authority areas;

  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Staffordshire Moorlands (Biddulph, Leek and Cheadle ONLY)
  • Newcastle under Lyme (Kidsgrove ONLY)

In order to qualify for a grant from this scheme your project must be supporting the following types of beneficiary;

  • Adults, (those over 18 years of age)
  • Those who are socially isolated or financially disadvantaged
Project Aims
  • Your project must meet one of the following criteria;
  • Increase or enhance your current service provision
  • Make your organisation more efficient, more sustainable or more resilient
  • Be used to improve facilities for your service users
Eligible Costs
  • Project costs
  • Event costs
  • Equipment costs
  • Capital costs
  • Training costs
  • Core costs

What We Will Not Fund

Types of Organisation

This fund will not offer funding to the following organisations;

  • Non-constituted community groups
  • Non-constituted voluntary groups
  • Organisations that have been established less than 12 months
  • Statutory organisations
  • Organisations that do not have a proven track record of service delivery
  • Limited companies, sole traders or partnerships without charitable aims
Geographic Reach

This fund cannot support organisations who are based in, or working in the following local authority areas;

  • Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Lichfield, South Staffordshire, Stafford or Tamworth
  • Staffordshire Moorlands (excluding Biddulph, Leek and Cheadle)
  • Newcastle under Lyme (excluding Kidsgrove)
  • Any area outside Staffordshire

This fund cannot support any organisation whose primary beneficiaries are

  • Less than 18 years old
  • Are not suffering from either financial or social disadvantage
Ineligible Costs

This fund will not offer support for the following costs;

  • Funding towards religious projects or projects that promote religion, (although religious organisations can be funded for non-religious projects)
  • Party political activities, (where one particular political party is promoted above another)

Documents You Must Submit With Your Application

The following documents must be provided with your application form.  If you fail to provide these documents your application will not be considered for funding.  All documents should be submitted at the time of application.

  • A copy of your governing document, (constitution or Memorandum and Articles of Association)
  • A copy of your most recent accounts, (audited or independently examined)
  • A recent bank statement, (dated within the last three months clearly showing account number and sort code)
  • A copy of your safeguarding policy
  • At least three quotes for any capital items

Closing Dates & Submission Deadlines

The following dates are submission dates and panel dates for 2019.

  • Applications submitted before 9th May 2019 will go to the panel on 21st May 2019
  • Applications submitted after 9th May 2019, but before 17th October 2019 will go to the panel on 29th October 2019
  • Applications submitted after 17th October 2019 will go to the panel in May 2020
How To Apply

To apply for a grant of up to £1,000 please submit an application using our online application facility.  You can attach your supporting documents to the application.