The Renton Foundation funds clubs affiliated to Mencap which offer leisure opportunities for people with a learning disability. Funding supports a range of activities including musical, art or sporting events and equipment, or for outings and holidays.
The Foundation was set up to commemorate the contribution made to the lives of people with a learning disability by Lord and Lady Renton. Lord Renton was Mencap's chairman from 1977-1981 and president from 1981-1987. He played a leading role in the development of Mencap as it is today.
Where does the Renton Foundation get its money from?
All funds are raised via donations from individuals, charitable trusts and companies. All the money goes to the charity and there are no salaries and virtually no expenses paid. Grants given by the Foundation cannot pay for any salaries, but can pay for volunteer costs, travel costs and so on.
Who can apply?
The Renton Foundation gives money to groups or individuals affiliated or associated to Mencap, a Gateway Club, a local group or leisure club.
What can the grant be used for?
The grant can be used to do new things or extend things already
What can’t the grant be used for?
The grant can’t be used to cover shortfalls in statutory funding or for services which would normally be the responsibility of the local authority. Grants will not be given for salaries, building projects, minibuses, deficit funding or loan repayments. Also, grants will be restricted to projects which are likely to start within the next 12 months.
How much can I apply for?
There is no limit on how much you make an application for.
How can I apply?
For more information or to request an application form please contact:
Telephone: 020 7696 5535
Completed application forms should be sent to:
Royal Mencap Society
123 Golden Lane