To request funding you should download and fill in the application form. Send it to the Charles & Elsie Sykes Trust along with any other relevant information, particularly enclosing a copy of your latest audited or examined accounts to the present year, together with the Annual Report. It is more favourable for the application if the accounts are current. If the donation is required for any particular project, please provide full details and costings.
Your request will be considered by the appropriate subcommittee, which for medical projects currently includes two doctors. The subcommittee then makes a recommendation to the next full meeting of the Trustees. Please note it is the Trustees policy only to support applications from registered charities with a preference for those in or benefiting the geographical area of Yorkshire.
Applications from schools, playgroups, cadet forces, scouts, guides, and churches must be for outreach programmes, and not for maintenance projects.
Personal and overseas applications are not acceptable.
Each application will be answered by letter to state if they have been rejected, or put forward for further consideration. Those that are rejected after further consideration will be duly informed. The Trustees are under no obligation to state the reasons why any particular application has been rejected, and will not enter into correspondence on the matter. Successful applications will receive a donation which may or may not be subject to conditions.
All applications are dealt with at the discretion of the Trustees who meet quarterly.
These are the categories to which monies have been distributed in 2010; all to registered charities.
|Social and Moral Welfare||£80,000|
|Disabled and Physically Handicapped||£43,000|
|Children and Youth||£31,500|
|Cultural and Environmental Heritage||£16,000|
|Old People’s Welfare||£15,500|
|Mental Health and Mentally Handicapped||£15,000|
|Hospices and Hospitals||£13,000|
|Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Speech Impaired||£8000|
|Services and Ex-Services||£5000|
|Blind and Partially Sighted||£3,500|