Always Look on the Bright Side of Life Charitable Trust is a registered charity, no.1150016.

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What Do We Do?

Happy childhoodThe charity’s ongoing focus is:

  • To relieve the needs of children (under 18 year olds) by reason of finance, illness, or other disadvantage, by the provision of grants to improve their conditions of life.
  • The Charity is particularly interested in applications for grants that will provide children with enjoyment, not just the basic essentials of daily life, though these may also be funded where deemed appropriate.

Who Can Apply?

Please read our Grant Making Policy before applying! Some key points:

  • We do NOT fund activities outside of England and Wales
  • We do NOT fund furniture, white goods, fixtures and fittings, renovations, school/university fees, computers or laptops, debts and debt management, or basic necessities of daily life such as rent, food, and clothing.
  • We ONLY fund grants for children.
  • We do not provide funds to individuals directly so applications must be made by, or with the support of, a professional familiar with the proposed beneficiary and who is willing to complete a signed declaration confirming the accuracy of the application.
  • All applications must be submitted with supporting evidence.

How to Apply?

We accept applications on a rolling basis. Please note that we aim to determine applications within 6 months. If you have not heard from us after 6 months please assume your application has been unsuccessful at this time.

Please complete an Application form and email it to: We recommend you use encrypted email.

We recommend you sign up for a free Egress email account and email us your application from that email account. As we use Egress encrypted emails you will not have to pay for this service. 

For our Grant Making Policy please click here.

Data Protection

Click here for our data-protection-policy-April 2021