Anna Maria Charitable Trust Fund (CAF)

The Anna Maria Fund has been established by Charities Aid Foundation. The fund will distribute up to £129,500 per annum for 5 years to small voluntary and community groups, small charities and other types of not for profit organisations provided that the purpose of the funded activity is wholly charitable.

The Anna Maria Fund is designed to help voluntary organisations, community groups and small charities that operate in Kingston Upon Hull and/or East Riding of Yorkshire.

The fund will provide grants for charitable activities that:

  • Transport and recreational opportunities to assist people in overcoming depression, isolation or mobility issues
  • Support to adults 40 years of age and over who are suffering from physical or mental health problems

Priority will be given to projects that can demonstrate that they will make a real difference to people’s lives.

Size of grants

The fund aims to provide around 5 large grant awards each year of up to £30k  or can provide multi year funding of up to £10k per year for 3 years where it can be demonstrated that this will provide maximum benefit to the client group.

Generally grants should be sufficient in size to make a significant difference to your organisation and client group however if you need a smaller grant in the first instance as seedcorn funding in order to develop your larger project then please outline this is in your expression of interest and detail how it will help you to work up to a larger project.

Who can apply?

Please read our ‘How to Apply’ page for information on general eligibility,

How to apply

How to apply?

Before applying, please read the Anna Maria Guidance Notes for  this grant scheme carefully.

Applications are only considered complete when all supporting documentation has been received either attached to the online application or posted to the office as paper copies.

Anna Maria Guidance Notes

When to apply?

In the first instance we are inviting interested groups to complete a basic expression of interest form, after this we will invite groups that we feel can best meet the funds objectives to complete a full application subject to funding available. As funds are limited, an invitation to apply may not be offered straight away but your details may be stored for future reference. In addition to the open expressions of interest process, we will also be soliciting applications throughout the year from projects that can further the aims of the fund.

Decisions on fully completed applications will be made by the Charities Aid Foundation.

Anna Maria – expression of interest

We regret to advise that due to the current Coronavirus crisis in the United Kingdom, with the support of our funders and donors we are putting on hold the processing of grants that are not directly related to projects seeking to alleviate the effects of this crisis on the community, to mitigate the effects of the crisis on local voluntary sector groups or work related to flood recovery.

For details of the Coronavirus Community Fund and to make an application if the above applies to your group, please click here to see the details. We are positively encouraging groups to apply to us for support during this period and putting on hold other grant making allows us to prioritise this work.

For other, non-priority funds you may continue to complete an application and we will be in touch when our usual grant making programmes recommence. At present we do not know when this will be but we will keep this under review.
If you would like any further information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing