The UK-based Chrysalis Trust focuses its global development grants on organizations working to alleviate poverty and disability as well as those providing access to shelter, education, healthcare and water, in the UK as well as developing countries.
Established in 2009, Chrysalis Trust awards global development grants to organizations that work to alleviate poverty and disability, and organizations that provide access to shelter, education, healthcare and water. To be eligible for a Chrysalis Trust grant, international nonprofits must be registered with the UK's Charity Commission.
Less popular and harder to fund projects are prioritised. The Trust supports local projects in the North East of England only, national organisations providing benefit across the UK, as well as, international charities registered in the UK.
The trust is able to provide support for both capital projects and core funding with 'one off' donations. It is unable to support any project which should or could be funded by a statutory body.
Despite supporting a variety of global development causes, Chrysalis's grantmaking currently seeks to fund poverty and disability relief, and projects that improve or create access to shelter, education, healthcare and water. Grants for global development projects typically range from £1,000 to £10,000 (about $1,300 to $13,000.) While the trust does not stipulate geographic priorities in its grantmaking outside the UK, its international grantmaking appears to favor organizations that work to benefit poor and marginalized populations in Africa. For instance, it has backed Cure International’s clubfoot treatment efforts in Rwanda, and supported St. Anthony’s School for the Deaf in Uganda through a grant to the nonprofit Deafway.