WE WERE MENTIONED IN THE GUARDIAN
Unfortunately it was stated that The Vegetarian Charity considers grant applications from anybody who is 'willing to promise to give up meat'. This is wrong: we only consider applications from people who are already vegetarian or vegan, and can supply references to verify this.
VEGAN VENTURE, OUR FREE VEGAN COOKERY COURSE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
The next fully funded course to be held in Altrincham near Manchester will take place on 22 August 2015. Places are allocated on a first come basis and the course is now fully booked with a waiting list. If you missed out, and you'll still be under 26 next August, please reapply in January 2016. There are more details on the Vegan Venture page of this website where you can download an application form.
The Vegetarian Charity is a registered charity that exists to help needy vegetarians and vegans up to, and including, 25 years of age. It also aims to promote knowledge of vegetarianism among young people up to, and including, 25 years of age. Financial assistance can be given for educational courses and the relief of poverty. Applicants may apply on their own behalf or, in the case of young children, a parent or guardian can apply on behalf of the child.
Grants are available without consideration of ethnic origin, race or religion. The Charity is UK based but considers applications from most countries. Each application is considered on its merits and it is not possible to say in advance whether or not it will be successful.
Where applications are from students studying courses of higher education, priority is given to first degrees, but all applications are considered.
The Charity's expenditure varies from year to year but in a twelve month period it might award total grants of £30,000 to assist with education or the relief of poverty. Whilst the Charity assists many students facing financial hardship who might otherwise be forced to leave higher education, the Charity's Trustees are keen to receive more applications from young people and parents experiencing financial hardship. Requests for assistance with school clothing, school trips, shoes, coats and other essential items for children would receive careful consideration from the Trustees.
Applications from organisations or individuals with projects to educate young people in the principles of vegetarianism are also welcomed. These might include applications to fund literature about vegetarianism such as flyers, booklets, CD ROMs, DVDs and websites or courses or workshops about vegetarianism aimed at young people.
Appointment of Trustees
The Vegetarian Charity would like to hear from committed vegetarians and vegans who are giving thought to becoming trustees. Further information.