” … there may be no better way of advancing the objects one has at heart than to strengthen the hands of those who are effectively doing the work that needs to be done. Not unfrequently one hears of persons doing excellent work whose service is cramped, or who are in danger of breaking down through anxiety about the means of living.”
(Joseph Rowntree)


The purpose of Open Wing Trust is to encourage individuals who are in a process of change and need financial support at a time when they are taking steps towards working with and for those in need.

We expect to fund up to three small one-off grants a year, with an individual maximum of £2,000 (total available each year is £4,000). Applications are invited from individuals over 18 living in England and Wales. No grants will be given to organisations or to fund specific work. Applications made on behalf of others will not be accepted.

Some recent grants have been given for:

* a keyboard for music therapy
* living costs while developing youth theatre
* training for work with vulnerable women