The Basil Houghton Memorial Trust is a grant giving Trust, registered with the Charity Commission (no. 1101947). We use our modest resources to make small grants to support people with learning disabilities and their family carers, either directly or through voluntary organisations supporting people with a learning disability.

The Trust is able to make small grants within the following strict criteria

  • Individual beneficiaries must have a learning disability and be resident in Shropshire.
  • Organisations seeking support for groups of people with learning disabilities should be located in Shropshire or Telford & Wrekin and the majority of beneficiaries must be resident in Shropshire

Funding can only be given for people resident in the local authority areas of Shropshire or Telford & Wrekin, and grants will only be awarded for services which are not the responsibility of statutory bodies or are additional to those provided by statutory bodies.

Individual applicants may apply for up to £350.  Grants to organisations will be considered on their merit, taking into account the number of people who will benefit.  As a guide, grants for groups do not normally exceed £1,200 per group per annum.