The Segelman Trust

Who they support

The Trust’s support is focused on a limited number of organisations that share our values and that we believe can create positive social change. To give a sense of our scale, we currently fund 28 organisations and last year we made 13 new grants. Click here to see a list of our current partners. The organisations we fund are led by the experiences of those they support; they are responsive, questioning and ambitious in their goals.

  • The average annual spending of grantees has been £4 million
  • The average age of charities supported has been 15 years.

Grant criteria

Segelman Trust is an independent grant-making charity. Our aim is to improve the health, happiness and life chances of people living in difficult circumstances and to break cycles of disadvantage. We do this by funding the work of selected charitable organisations.

Grant details

Segelman Trust seeks to improve outcomes for children, young people and families facing multiple disadvantage. We believe that strong relationships and connection are at the heart of change. We have a particular focus on supporting people with care experience and strengthening families so that children can remain safely at home. As opportunities emerge, we invest in projects outside this core focus area where they reimagine the way key social challenges could be addressed. Central to the aims of the Trust is increasing understanding of the challenges people face and expanding capacity to respond effectively.




Charity registered in England & Wales, No: 1079151
Charity Commission for England and Wales
Analysis of Grants Made
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In this period 54 donations have been made totalling £3,592,750 to 45 organisations

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Growth in Spending
(per annum over last 3 years)
Main Overlaps with other Grant Makers ?
By ValueBy Number
The National Lottery Community Fund 62% 56%
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation 48% 44%
Garfield Weston Foundation 37% 42%
BBC Children in Need 29% 22%
Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales 26% 29%
City Bridge Trust 26% 27%
The Henry Smith Charity 24% 24%
The Clothworkers' Foundation 24% 27%
The Tudor Trust 24% 27%
Greenwood Place 22% 20%
Sole supporter: 20% by number, 12% by value.
Individual Grants Made
When Amount Annual
Spending
Grantee To be used for
28/02/2023 £90,000 £694,782 OPEN DOOR CHARITY For the development of the ooMoo Project for children in Wirral who are looked after and children living with a special guardian
29/11/2022 £6,000 CARE LEADERS Towards the costs of the 2023 Fellows' residentials
29/11/2022 £15,000 TRANSFORMED YOU CIC Towards the costs of the 2023 Black Care Experience Conference and follow on work
29/11/2022 £70,000 £842,621 DRIVE FORWARD FOUNDATION Towards the cost of Aspire - an earlier intervention propgramme aimed at supporting care experienced young people aged 15-17
04/10/2022 £100,000 £713,459 ACTION FOR HAPPINESS For capacity building
04/10/2022 £64,000 £16,750,998 ANNA FREUD NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES To support the scale-up of the Reflective Fostering Programme - a foster carer support programme to nurture child-carer relationships and improve placement stability
12/07/2022 £90,000 £616,716 WILD YOUNG PARENTS PROJECT To support core costs
12/07/2022 £100,000 £4,117,066 SAFE FAMILIES To support the development of the charity's therapeutic parenting model
12/07/2022 £30,000 £26,704,954 ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC To support core costs
12/07/2022 £50,000 £1,527,628 QUAKER SOCIAL ACTION To support RCM Sparks - the College’s Learning and Participation programme, providing an accessible pathway of musical learning from the early years.
10/05/2022 £120,000 £283,342 UK ACUMEN ACADEMY To support the core costs of the UK fellowship programme
10/05/2022 £50,000 £37,873 SASC CHARITY Seed funding to support the development of Our Future
08/04/2022 £60,000 £255,924 NORTH EAST WELLBEING To support core costs associated with delivering the Zone West programme
22/02/2022 £105,000 £443,457 BLUE CABIN To support core costs
22/02/2022 £105,000 £2,285,279 ST MICHAEL'S FELLOWSHIP To support outreach work with young parents, particularly young fathers, in Lambeth
22/02/2022 £2,000 £144,735 TUSHINDE CHILDREN'S TRUST For support to Clean Start, Kenya
22/02/2022 £1,750 £2,677,343 LEADERS' QUEST FOUNDATION For support to Clean Start, Kenya
30/11/2021 £25,000 £665,339 THE NATIONAL HOUSE PROJECT To support the pilot of The National House Project's Aspirational Awards
30/11/2021 £105,000 £2,563,108 FAMILY RIGHTS GROUP To support the charity's core costs and aims of building lifelong support networks for children in the care system, championing kinship carers and providing advice to parents whose children are in need, at risk or are in the care system
30/11/2021 £50,000 £2,337,689 JUST FOR KIDS LAW To support core costs
30/11/2021 £90,000 £565,860 PURE INSIGHT To support core costs and capacity building
21/09/2021 £90,000 £786,131 CAREFREE CORNWALL To support core costs
21/09/2021 £40,000 £8,538,000 REFUGEE ACTION To achieve a strengthened system of integrated support for refugees and those seeking asylum in Bradford, with specialist attention to the needs of children and families
21/09/2021 £35,000 £1,793,810 LEADERS' QUEST FOUNDATION To support core costs
21/09/2021 £75,000 AVOCADOS ADVOCACY CIC Towards the directors' salaries and core costs
21/09/2021 £75,000 WE ARE JUNO CIC Towards revenue costs during the development of the first Juno children's homes
13/07/2021 £75,000 £140,985 STREET TALK To support core costs
13/07/2021 £60,000 £24,326,000 DARTINGTON HALL TRUST To support the core costs of running a Community of Practice for services for parents who have experienced recurrent care proceedings
04/05/2021 £90,000 £443,533 THE VOICES FOUNDATION To support core costs
04/05/2021 £90,000 £565,756 LEICESTERSHIRE CARES To support the organisation's programmes for care-experienced young people
04/05/2021 £90,000 £420,687 BIRTH COMPANIONS To support core costs
04/05/2021 £90,000 £2,018,274 TREVI To support core costs
21/12/2020 £5,000 CLEAN START To provide essential items and support to formerly and currently imprisoned women and children
09/12/2020 £125,000 LOVE BARROW FAMILIES CIC To  support salaries and core costs
09/12/2020 £120,000 £2,173,373 THE CHILDHOOD TRUST To support Thrive@Five - a collective impact initiative created to achieve improvements in school readiness. Thrive@Five will support place-based strategies and programmes, linking charities, local authorities and funders around shared goals and measurement. 
09/12/2020 £120,000 £804,939 FAMILY GATEWAY To  support salaries and core costs
09/12/2020 £105,000 £2,458,592 CORAM VOICE To support the development of the National Children in Care Council
22/09/2020 £32,000 BLUE CABIN CIC Towards core costs
01/09/2020 £60,000 £184,101 NORTH EAST WELLBEING To support the core costs of the Zone West pilot - a Link Worker project designed to support stronger outcomes for children with unmet needs in the West End of Newcastle
16/06/2020 £60,000 £358,612 ACTION FOR HAPPINESS For capacity building
15/05/2020 £50,000 LOVE BARROW FAMILIES CIC Towards the cost of a community garden and for essential items
15/05/2020 £5,000 £1,178,197 QUAKER SOCIAL ACTION For technology and service adaptations to provide an expanded funeral support programme and an online mindfulness programme and to provide wellbeing support for staff
22/04/2020 £12,000 CARE LEADERS To support the Care Leaders Fellowship - a leadership development programme for Participation Workers
22/04/2020 £15,000 £4,106,472 ALLCHILD To support the core costs of delivering their programme in schools across the London boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Brent and the City of Westminster
22/04/2020 £20,000 £869,354 LITTLE VILLAGE To support calls to families in need and towards the rental costs of a warehouse to store goods being delivered to families
01/04/2020 £20,000 £794,947 THE MATTHEW TREE PROJECT For a food home delivery service and crisis support phoneline for vulnerable families living in in Bristol, South Gloucester and Bath
04/02/2020 £50,000 £6,067,052 SAFE LIVES Towards the costs of the Head of Practice role
04/02/2020 £100,000 £6,545,000 REFUGEE ACTION To achieve a strengthened system of integrated support for refugees and those seeking asylum in Bradford, with specialist attention to the needs of children and families.
04/02/2020 £175,000 £15,760,008 THE ANNA FREUD CENTRE To support the scale-up of the Reflective Fostering Programme - a foster carer support programme to nurture child-carer relationships and reduce placement breakdown
12/11/2019 £25,000 £560,610 BIG HOUSE To support core costs as they bed into their newly purchased premises
12/11/2019 £30,000 £54,245,000 CATCH 22 Towards the core costs of Lighthouse as it prepares to open its first children's home
12/11/2019 £100,000 £2,664,451 SAFE FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN To support the core costs of the organiation
17/09/2019 £120,000 ACUMEN ACADEMY UK To support the core costs of Acumen Academy UK in its start-up phase
25/06/2019 £105,000 £1,556,381 SMART WORKS To support core costs and their goal of expanding to more regions of the UK
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Cumulative Grants
Amount Grantee
£240,000 UK ACUMEN ACADEMY
£239,000 ANNA FREUD NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
£200,000 SAFE FAMILIES
£175,000 LOVE BARROW FAMILIES CIC
£160,000 ACTION FOR HAPPINESS
£140,000 REFUGEE ACTION
£120,000 THE CHILDHOOD TRUST
£120,000 NORTH EAST WELLBEING
£120,000 FAMILY GATEWAY
£105,000 ST MICHAEL'S FELLOWSHIP
£105,000 SMART WORKS
£105,000 FAMILY RIGHTS GROUP
£105,000 CORAM VOICE
£105,000 BLUE CABIN
£90,000 WILD YOUNG PARENTS PROJECT
£90,000 TREVI
£90,000 THE VOICES FOUNDATION
£90,000 PURE INSIGHT
£90,000 OPEN DOOR CHARITY
£90,000 LEICESTERSHIRE CARES
£90,000 CAREFREE CORNWALL
£90,000 BIRTH COMPANIONS
£75,000 WE ARE JUNO CIC
£75,000 STREET TALK
£75,000 AVOCADOS ADVOCACY CIC
£70,000 DRIVE FORWARD FOUNDATION
£60,000 DARTINGTON HALL TRUST
£55,000 QUAKER SOCIAL ACTION
£50,000 SAFE LIVES
£50,000 SASC CHARITY
£50,000 JUST FOR KIDS LAW
£36,750 LEADERS' QUEST FOUNDATION
£32,000 BLUE CABIN CIC
£30,000 ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC
£30,000 CATCH 22
£25,000 THE NATIONAL HOUSE PROJECT
£25,000 BIG HOUSE
£20,000 THE MATTHEW TREE PROJECT
£20,000 LITTLE VILLAGE
£15,000 TRANSFORMED YOU CIC
£15,000 ALLCHILD
£12,000 CARE LEADERS
£6,000 CARE LEADERS
£5,000 CLEAN START
£2,000 TUSHINDE CHILDREN'S TRUST
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