How we Fund
For the last 15 years The Peter Cruddas Foundation has operated an "open" application scheme allowing any charity working in our area of interest and registered under The Charity Commission of England and Wales to apply.
To date over £16.5m has been donated to over 250 charities "Helping Young People to Achieve More". Working through the Pandemic has given rise to more applications than ever before being received each round, overwhelming and stretching the resources of The Foundation.
At a recent Trustee meeting, concern was raised over the time it takes a charity to apply to The Foundation and subsequently receive a decision on their application. With this in mind and wishing to avoid any lengthy period between application submission and receiving an outcome, it has been decided that from 1st September 2021, The Foundation will go to an "Invitation Only" application scheme.
The current backlog of applications received prior to this date will be processed and then The Foundation will review past applications as a resource to reach out to those charities working in our area of interest. This will be the case for the foreseeable future.
We know this will be a disappointment to charities only recently finding The Peter Cruddas Foundation but we hope you will understand this as a necessary step to take following an unprecedented time caused by Covid-19. Please do revisit the website for future updates.
Stephen D Cox
Company Secretary & Foundation Administrator
Peter Cruddas Foundation