Application guidelines

Application guidelines - health and wellbeing grants

The Evelyn Trust awards grants for health and wellbeing projects that fit the following criteria:
  • Projects that are in line with areas of focus for support based on studies which have  identified  areas of need in Cambridgeshire , including mental health, care for the elderly and community health projects.
  • Medical support staff and teams that aim to have a transformational impact and are innovative, including support in the home
  • Capital Projects including awards towards the cost of new buildings or extensions or for the renovation of existing buildings, as well as contributions towards the cost of new capital equipment
  • Support to maintain the delivery of a service where funding or delivery method has been impacted by COVID-19 

Outcomes might include:

  • the creation of new delivery mechanisms, including online approaches to service delivery
  • a pilot or demonstration project for new approaches
  • evidence for working in new or different ways e.g. by building new partnerships or delivering a service differently
  • expansion into different geographical areas or growth of a service, especially into East Cambridgeshire or the Fens
  • prevention work that aims to reduce the need for more acute services at a later stage
  • improvements in wellbeing, mental health, physical health measures and/or reductions in GP visits or hospital admissions

Applications for grants will be considered to support the work of charities that have a mission and purpose that coincides with the objects of the Trust, including charities that support individuals.


The Trustees do not make grants where/for:

  • general funds, non-specific appeals, endowment funds, conduit organisations or appeals by circular
  • organisations based outside the object area
  • individuals
  • the purchase of land
  • causes with a strong political association