The Bromley Trust Grant

The Bromley Trust

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Grant amount: £5,000 - £20,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United Kingdom

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The Bromley Trust is an independent grant-making foundation. We make grants to charities working in our designated focus areas, where we believe we can achieve the maximum impact. We tend to provide unrestricted funding towards organizations that wholly fall within our remit. By supporting the core costs of an organization we can allow the charity to undertake their work to the best of their abilities. 

Prison Reform

The Bromley Trust aims to promote prison reform within the UK, and has a particular emphasis on the reduction of reoffending and the rehabilitation of offenders. We welcome applications under the following areas: 

Prison Education and Skills Training Focus Area

  •  Employment focused education and skills work
    • We will fund education and training work that focuses on employment, where there is evidence of clear links with employers and the realistic potential for offenders to secure employment upon release.
  • Innovative and creative life skills work with offenders
    • We are interested in funding innovative work with offenders that contributes to the development of life skills to help reduce reoffending.
    • We are particularly keen to support high quality arts interventions and new peer to peer approaches which enable prisoners to help others and contribute positively to society.
    • Applicants should detail the evidence base for their work and demonstrate how they will ensure they make a meaningful difference in the lives of those they work with.

Prison Reform Focus Area

  • Prisoners at Risk
    • We are interested in supporting work that helps to alleviate the unnecessary suffering of vulnerable groups in prison and seeks to bring about positive changes to the prison environment to ensure that their human rights are protected.
  • Policy & Campaigning
    • We will fund a small amount of work to inform policy, practice and legislation that will impact on positive changes to the Prison System. Applicants should demonstrate that they have the expertise and ability to influence decision makers and bring about measurable change.

Human Rights

We aim to protect and embed Human Rights, paying attention to the least powerful, refugees from oppression, those that are discriminated against and persecuted, and women whose rights are routinely and systemically violated. To try in some way to offset man's inhumanity to man. We aim to achieve this by working in the following focus areas:

Trafficking & Slavery

  • Prevention of slavery and human trafficking for economic and sexual exploitation

Torture & Abuse

  • Work towards the prevention and eradication of torture, sexual violence and other forms of abuse
  • Combat impunity for crimes of torture, sexual violence and abuse
  • Support proven therapeutic interventions for the rehabilitation of those that have survived torture, sexual violence and other forms of abuse


  • Campaign against false imprisonment and all detention without trial or due process
  • Support work to befriend and assist detainees in UK Immigration Removal Centres
  • Support Human Rights defenders, including journalists

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • We will only consider applications from UK-registered charities.
  • We will only accept applications for work within our human rights and prison reform funding streams, and only fund work that fits within one or more of our stated focus areas;
  • We tend to provide unrestricted support (core funding) to specialist organisations.
    • If your overall work does not entirely fit within our focus areas but you wish to apply for a specific project or element of your work that does fit, then please contact us to discuss this first and we will advise you on making an application.
  • We usually fund charities with an annual income of between £100,000 and £1.5m.
    • We have chosen this range as we believe that organisations with an annual income of at least £100,000 are more likely to have the capacity to effectively deliver the kind of activities we wish to fund than those with a lower income; and that those with an annual income of more than £1.5m are more likely to be able to raise funds from a variety of other sources. I
    • f your income falls outside this range, please contact us before making an application;


  • We particularly encourage crossover between our different funding streams and focus areas.


  • We may not support organisations with very low or very high levels of unrestricted reserves;
  • If you have applied to us before and your application has been unsuccessful, we ask that you do not re-apply for 4 years from the date you were notified.
    • We retain details of all applicants on our database, and may contact you if we feel that we can help you with your work.
  • We do not fund:
    • General appeals
    • Individuals
    • Scholarships or academic research
    • Capital projects
    • Within our Human Rights Funding Stream:
      • international development work or disaster relief; organisations working wholly outside of the UK; domestic abuse or Female Genital Mutilation.
    • Within our Prison Reform Funding Stream:
      • work outside the UK, drug rehabilitation or housing programmes.