The Woodward Charitable Trust provides small grants (£100–£5,000) and large grants (over £5,000) to small to medium-sized charities with an income of less than £300,000. Separately it provides children's summer playscheme grants (considered in April each year) for charities with an annual income of less than £100,000.
The Woodward Charitable Trust's grant-making focuses on:
- Children and young people
- Prisoners and ex-offenders
- Disadvantaged women
- Disability projects
- Arts outreach work
- Projects that promote integration and community cohesion amongst minority groups
The trustees favour small-scale, locally based initiatives. Funding is primarily for one-off projects, but the trustees are also willing to fund core costs. Most grants are only for one year.