The Trust makes grants within its main beneficial area of Northumberland and the old Metropolitan Borough of Tyne & Wear (i.e. all NE and SR postcodes and DH4/5). It also welcomes applications from the eastern Scottish Borders.

Grants are made across a wide spectrum for either revenue (including ‘core funding’) or capital  expenditure. The main exception for which applications will not be considered covers medical research. The Trustees also generally exclude applications from charities that are not registered within the beneficiary area and where gross incoming resources exceed £1 million as any award would be a very small addition to these resources. Whilst the Trustees will always reserve their right of discretion as to the level of awards given, the maximum awarded is rarely more than 10% of the project costs claimed.

With the exception of core funding, the applicant may not incur expense in relation to the application before the decision of the Trustees has been notified to the applicant – normally within 2 weeks of the meeting.

Grants are made to registered (or statutory) charities; where a charitable organisation is not registered, applications will be considered provided that any award may be paid to a registered charity which will then pass on the funds to the applicant. The full name, address and charity number of the receiving charity should be given on the application. Grants are not made to individuals (with the exception of those sponsored by an international development charity – see ‘individuals’ below.)

Trustees’ meetings take place twice a year: usually late January/early February and late June/July.

Applications should be with the appeals secretary by 30 November or 31 May each year for consideration at the next Trustees’ meeting by which dates any queries should also be resolved: early applications are therefore encouraged,

If your charity does not fully satisfy the above parameters but you believe that there are particular reasons why the Joicey Trust might be able to support your project, please email The Joicey Trust at to clarify or discuss your situation before submitting a full application.

The Trust  prefers to receive a completed standard application form that will be supplied automatically by contacting us – this link will take you to a simple registration form following which an application form will be supplied automatically. However, written applications will also continue to be accepted by post or e-mail. All applications must be accompanied by certain supporting papers and documents. These are explained more fully on the standard application form.

Individuals: The Trustees have limited funds available to assist individuals who are resident within the Trust’s defined area of benefit (as above) with small grants for international development projects where the individual is sponsored by a charity (e.g. Operation Raleigh, Restless Development etc.). Applications for these funds will only be dealt with by email through; they will be considered upon receipt, and will not be subject to the timetable of half-yearly meetings. The following basic details must be provided in the initial e-mail approach: the charity with which you will be working; a brief outline of what you will be doing (a longer description may be requested later); and the dates of your project.