The JJ Charitable Trust seeks to improve the effectiveness of literacy teaching in primary and secondary education for children with learning difficulties, including dyslexia.
Our work has a particular focus on areas of social need and those who are at risk of non-inclusion in society and the world of work.
Our small grants scheme funds charities and community groups that directly help children and young people develop literacy skills, with a focus on supporting those with learning difficulties such as dyslexia.
We are keen to see applications for projects that use volunteers and reading mentors and those that help during transitional points. For example, when students move from primary to secondary school, and when they transition to further education, college, or the workplace.
We will consider grants for literacy support at any primary or secondary key stage.
You can apply for grants between £5,000 and £20,000.
- You must be a UK-based organisation. Priority will be given to applications from the South-West of England, Stoke, and Staffordshire.
- You need to be a registered charity, Community Interest Company, Charitable Incorporated Organisation or registered as an exempt charity.
- You can apply again if you have previously received a grant.
We do not fund:
Application Process and Timeline
- Capital Costs
- Organisations registered or only working overseas.
- English lessons for children learning English as an additional language.
You can apply any time using the online application form below.
We will review applications every three months in March, June, September and December. Any application received during these months will be reviewed during the next round. We aim to inform you of the final decision on your application within four months of it being reviewed, but it can sometimes take a little longer.
Please note: In the form, an asterisk (*) marks a compulsory field. If you accidentally miss a compulsory field, you will be returned to the top of the form, and there you will see the names of the incomplete fields. If you have already attached any additional files, you will HAVE to re-attach them with your submission at this second stage, as the validation check process removes the link to any file. The size limit of attachments is 10MB.
Please be aware that you will not receive a copy of your application form once you press submit. We recommend copying your responses into a word document if you would like to keep a copy of them.