Charity Information

The Henry Smith Charity is an independent grant making trust. They aim to bring about lasting change to people’s lives helping them benefit from and contribute to society.

The charity was founded in 1628 by Henry Smith, a businessman working in the City of London. Since then, they have honoured the spirit of Henry Smith’s will, working to combat disadvantage and meet the challenges and opportunities facing people in need throughout the UK. Today, The Henry Smith Charity is amongst the largest independent grant makers in the UK, distributing over £30 million in 2017.

To apply for funding, please download an application form here and send it to