What is a charitable
become a charitable trust an an organisation must have purposes
which are all exclusively charitable, and it must be set up for
public benefit. A ‘purpose’ is the overall goal of a charity, and
is what a charity aims to achieve from the work that it does. This
will be clearly set out in the charity’s governing document.
Why was the British
Judo Trust created?
The Trust was created
to complement and enhance the existing development work of the British
Judo Association, and to enable the sport of judo to be made more
accessible in more areas of the UK and to more people. The scope
of current development work is dependent on the level of funding
received from the sports councils, and therefore is only able to
do so much. The creation of the Trust will make extra funds available
in more areas and to more people, therefore helping to accelerate
the development of the sport within the UK.
What causes will
the Trust support?
The Trust has set charitable
objectives that govern what causes it can and cannot support. The
primary aim of the Trust is to generate additional income that can
directly support the development of the sport of judo within the
UK. This will be done by providing extra funding within the three
key programmes of widening participation, developing people and
Here for the funding critera
Why doesn’t the
British Judo Association support those causes already?
The BJA does support these
causes already, but only has a limited amount of resources and funding,
and therefore can only do so much. Most of the funding that is currently
received is ring-fenced and has to be used for very specific projects
in certain areas. The extra funds generated by the Trust will extend
the development of the sport into more areas and help to reach more
Who can apply
for grants from the Trust and how do they go about it?
Applications will be welcome
from any individual member of the BJA, or any judo club that is
registered with the BJA. A set application form will have to be
fully completed, and applications will be received at any time throughout
the year. The Board of Directors of the Trust will meet twice a
year to decide which applications should receive grants. Full details
of the application process will be available shortly on this website.
Here for further information on the grant application process.
How can I get
involved in fundraising for the Trust?
There are various ways
in which you can get involved. Individually you can sign up to become
a bronze, silver or gold member and supporter of the Trust, you
can also encourage your Club to get involved by joining in the National
Fundraising month! Further information on all the Trust’s fundraising
initiatives and how you can get involved can be found on the fundraising
page of this website.