The Kelly Family Charitable Trust is a grant giving body that was founded in 2004 by members of the Kelly family.
The Trust is interested in funding charities whose activities involve the whole family in initiatives that seek to tackle problematical issues that face one or more of its members, and whose aims include the strengthening of family bonds by helping all elements of the family unit to grow together and support each other.
By nurturing the empathy and understanding within the family unit the Trust seeks to encourage an environment in which family members can support each other in their efforts to deal with problems.
Trustees take a personal interest in the progress of the charities they support, and projects shortlisted for grants will usually be visited or contacted by the Trust’s Grants Administrator or other representatives of the Trust. The Trustees have a wide range of skills, and may offer personal support to funded charities if relevant.
If a charity is successful in its application for funding a progress report will be requested on the charity and the effective use of its grant during the funding year. The Trust may consider repeat funding requests on receipt of satisfactory progress reports.