The high street bookshop WH Smith offers small grants through its associated trust. Funding for the WH Smith Trust is generated through the 5p plastic bag charge now in operation throughout the UK. The aims of the trust are to support good causes in the local communities where WH Smith operates, and to promote literacy and a love of reading.
Schools, registered charities and voluntary/community organisations are eligible to apply for grants of up to £500 from the Trust. There are two annual application rounds – 1st October to 31st March, and 1st April to 30th September – and at the end of each six month period grant applications will be reviewed and grants issued.
Applying is quick and easy – just an online form which can be found: https://blog.whsmith.co.uk/community-grants-application/