Formerly The Good Neighbours Trust, the Douglas Arter Foundation is a trust that makes grants to registered charities for the benefit of people who are physically or mentally disabled. Requests are dealt with by correspondence only and not by phone or application form.
Priority is given to requests that fall within the main scope of the Trust's grant making policy, which is to assist those registered charities whose principal activities are for the benefit of people of all ages who are physically and mentally disabled. Requests are not accepted from or on behalf of individuals.
Grants are usually for one off specific projects. Guidance notes for applicants are available from the secretary.
Although the Trustees meet formally 4 times per year in March, June, Sept & Dec, consideration of appeals is on an ongoing basis and there are no set dates by which requests must be received. From 2014, In order to reduce costs, receipt of appeals will no longer be acknowledged, and only those awarded grants will be advised by the second weekend of March, June, September and December.
Requests will not be considered in respect of the following:
* Overseas projects
* General community projects
* Projects for unemployed or homeless people
* Projects for offenders or ex-offenders
* Projects relating to drug or alcohol misuse
* Wildlife and conservation schemes
* Restoration or preservation of buildings
* Funding for ongoing costs
* Projects requiring major funding and