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Research into

Life-shortening Health Conditions

What We Do

The Santa Barbara Heights Charitable Trust welcomes applications from Registered Charities which address poverty, conduct research into life-shortening health conditions, or support disability charities in England. We particularly encourage charities benefitting the Jewish Community to apply. Grants would normally be for between £100 and £2,000 and may be for small capital items or project costs.

Please only apply for a grant if your charity has a turnover of:

  • Poverty: between £20k and £500k

  • Research into life-shortening health conditions: between £100k and £30million

  • Support for disability charities: up to £300k


What we do

About Us

The Santa Barbara Heights Charitable Trust was set up in July 2020 by Tracey & Bernard Yardley, in Manchester, England.


With the arrival of COVID-19, the issue of poverty has been highlighted. Tracey regularly delivers food parcels to needy families, and recognises the importance of foodbanks.

One of the major issues that the Yardleys feel passionate about, is funding research into life-shortening health conditions such as Motor Neurone Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. We have also supported research into brain tumours. In an ideal world we want to be able to treat these conditions and to help provide tailored treatments for different types of cancer.

Having been carers for a son with Asperger's Syndrome for many years, we would also like to support charities who assist people with disabilities.

We are happy to fund charities from all walks of life, but we want to make it clear that as Jews we will not tolerate anti-semitism, and will not donate to any charities who promote anti-Jewish rhetoric. As British Jews we are not responsible for the actions of the Israeli government. We will not donate to charities whose representatives boycott Israel and Israeli products.

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Apply for a grant

If you wish to apply for a grant, please write to us outlining in no more than 1,000 words:

  1. The need you are meeting and the evidence you have for that need

  2. The outcomes you hope to achieve with our funding

  3. The work you intend to deliver to meet the need and achieve the outcomes


You should include a budget with your application but no further documentation is necessary. Please ensure that you indicate your registered charity number.


Applications should be emailed to to arrive by 30th April or 30th October for consideration by the trustees. If you do not hear back from us within 2 months of these dates, your application will not have been successful.


Applications from any single organisation will only be considered once every 12 months.

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