The Metcalfe Smith Trust

We make grants to individuals where the grant will make a significant difference to the recipient. Trustees meet twice a year in May and October in order to look at Full Grant Applications. 

Unfortunately we have been adversely hit by the Pandemic and Trustees have less funds than usual to distribute. Full grants are usually between £200 and £2000. Trustees are keen to continue helping as many people as possible and are currently favouring smaller grants.

Emergency Grants are made monthly on a first come first served basis. 

We will not commit to making recurrent grants. 

Last updated on 25 May 2022

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for a grant an applicant must:

  • Have a physical disability, long term illness or a mental health difficulty AND
  • live within the metropolitan district of Leeds

What we do not give grants for:

  • Grants to individuals outside the the metropolitan district of Leeds
  • General appeals
  • Research costs
  • Fundraising initiatives

How to apply?

The form can be completed by an individual applicant, but in this case, the form must be accompanied with a supporting letter from someone in a Professional capacity (eg Key Worker, Social Worker, or maybe someone from a GP's Surgery).

The form needs to be completed in as much detail as possible. Please include accurate costings with quotes where possible. Trustees cannot consider grants where costs are estimated. The form can be completed by a Support Worker or other Professional worker.   

Please download the form on the Metcalfe Smith Trust Website

Contact details

c/o Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street
West Yorkshire
LS10 2QW

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