Our purpose is to provide benefits for people with learning disabilities. We do this in two ways:
- We offer grants to UK registered or exempt charities which provide support to people with a learning disability.
- We offer support to relatives by accepting their gifts or legacies accompanied by Letters of Wishes.
Our current emphasis is to make grants for those people who have mild to moderate needs.
Grants can be used for capital and revenue purposes either as a one off grant or for up to three years consecutive funding.
Since its formation the charity has distributed approximately
Support for relatives
Many relatives are keen to see that the needs of their loved one are provided for in the future. Leaving or gifting money together with a “letter of wishes” to the Forbes Charitable Foundation offers a simple means of ensuring that financial support can always follow their relative, no matter which organisation is providing care and support.
This means that relatives can avoid having to protect their financial support with complex trust arrangements. Find out more about how we support relatives.