What the Foundation may and may not fund

• As a general rule, the Foundation considers applications from UK registered charities and schools, universities and public sector organisations may also be considered.

• We do not have a minimum or maximum grant amount but it may be helpful to note that in 2008 our grant size ranged from £100 to £5000. Any larger grants are usually spread over two to three years.

• The Foundation cannot support political activity as a Registered Charity and typically does not support general appeals and one-off events.


General Guidelines for Applicants


The David Wilson Foundation is interested in receiving applications from organisations in the East Midlands, and particularly across Leicestershire and Rutland, which actively advance the training and employment of young people – specifically within the construction industry and in sport.