Brian Hodges is the Development Director - Capital Projects for Wooden Spoon. His role is to communicate with our Regional Committees on their projects, starting with an analysis of each potential project before it is proposed to the Wooden Spoon Council of Trustees, and following right through to the completion and opening of each one.If you wish to apply for project funding please complete and submit the Project Grant Application Form to the Chairman or Chairwoman of the Wooden Spoon Region local to you. They will also be able to give advice on your application. Then, if the Region wishes to take it forward for consideration they will complete a Region's Project Form after further discussion with you. We regret that if your location is, exceptionally, not covered by our network of Regional Committees then we are not in a position to help.
Wooden Spoon supports projects which will benefit disadvantaged children and young people and which meet the terms of our funding criteria and mission statement.
Projects must normally be of a capital nature, with a reasonably long-term prospective lifetime (NB Computers and electronic equipment are only rarely supported due to their being susceptible to being overtaken by technological change). Please note that it is Council policy only in very rare, defined circumstances to support minibus or similar vehicle projects, recognising that there are other charities which specialise in these. Also, Wooden Spoon only very rarely provides support for revenue expenditure. Grants are generally in the range £10K - £100K and representing 25% - 100% of the total project cost.
See Project History for details of all projects, current and completed. All projects must be capable of being badged as The Wooden Spoon _______, so that our members can recognise their contribution to their local communities.
Our Mission Statement, within which all requests projects must fall, is:
"Wooden Spoon aims to enhance the quality and prospect of life for children and young people in the United Kingdom and Ireland who are disadvantaged physically, mentally or socially."
For further details on projects or the application for funding, please contact your local Regional Chairman.