The William & Griselda Kerr Fund

Foundations Derbyshire
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The Fund has been established to support groups that use the arts,  such as music, dance and drama, to work with and help some of the most vulnerable in our society.

The Fund will also look at bids from groups using horticulture to develop skills, health and opportunities – this could be anything from gardening and allotments to farming.

We are delighted to have established a named fund with Foundation Derbyshire and are looking forward to working with them to support the fantastic work that is being done across the city and county.

We are particularly looking forward to seeing applications from projects and groups that use art, music and gardening to support and improve the well-being of vulnerable people across the county, as we’ve been lucky enough to see first-hand the transformative and therapeutic effects that these particular activities can bring.

Type of Project costs funded:

If the building/refurbishment is large scale you will need to identify a specific item your £1,000 would purchase or contribute towards.


There are no additional priorities.


Derby City and Derbyshire Wide.


The maximum grant is currently £2,500.

Closing Dates

There are no fixed closing dates, but the panel only meet once a year at present.

Examples of grants made

£300 purchased guitars and songbooks for qualified psychotherapists to form a music club for young teenagers with severe mental health problems

Making An Application

Due to this being a small fund, which is still growing, the fund can only be realistically distributed once a year. Therefore to ensure access to this pot please do contact Sarah on the grants team (01773 525863)  to discuss any potential project ideas.

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