Lady Ryder

Project Funding

Our wish is to be able to help

Our approach is flexible, but we require projects to be of the highest quality and particularly to the benefit of the vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Projects should have potential to benefit more than just a local scheme, by encouraging funding and involvement from other organisations. Some of these may even be difficult to fund. Areas of interest to the trust are, for example, care for the sick and dying, disability, poverty, homelessness, unemployment, social welfare, the promotion of religious belief and education.

Exceptional applications outside these areas may be considered.

The Trust considers applications four times a year.

Applications should arrive by 1st January, 15th March, 1st June and 1st October.

The Trust supports:

  • General running and core costs (time limit applied)
  • Capital costs for buildings and equipment
  • Various project costs and some overhead costs
  • Projects which are likely to roll into other funding sources

We do not support:

  • Endowments
  • General appeals
  • Repayments of debts
  • Emergency funding

We do not normally support organisations who have been supported in the last twelve months.

  • The Spitz

    The Trust is pleased to support The Spitz which takes professional musicians into care homes and adult day centres, using the power of live music to increase wellbeing while reducing isolation and loneliness.

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  • Marches Family Network

    The Trust is pleased to support the Play Project which provides one-to-one support to children and young people with complex disabilities.

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  • Rescued from abusive parents


    Bridges to Belarus is a small, UK-based charity which supports 800 children in the Rogachev region of southern Belarus, who are all affected by the Chernobyl disaster. Many experience medical consequences of the Chernobyl disaster but all suffer from the social implications and poverty that affects the region due to the radiation.

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The Lady Ryder of Warsaw Memorial Trust is a company limited by guarantee and is registered in England No.3935283 | Registered Charity No: 1082295