Charity Number 1187246

​HNT's Grant application deadline for the current year has now closed.

 There will be future opportunities to apply for HNT Grants.

Notice of grant availability and application forms will be posted here during December 2021 

From 2020 HNT expanded it's financial support to those in Dorset and Somerset. Families/Carers with children or young people with Special Educational Needs up to 25 years old, young adults living independently/semi-independently with Learning Difficulties up to the age of 25, and the Specialist Education Providers that support those with Additional Needs in the two counties can all apply for funding.  

 ​Pre charity status HNT has been able to provide funding, with the support of   Somerset Community Foundation, to the following recipients:

 Yeovil Opportunity Group £6,850 

 Taunton Opportunity Group £7,850. 

 Dorchester Opportunity Group £5,300.

 Blandford Opportunity Group £5,300 

​ Plus in 2015 a £17,000 cut in funding for Dorchester Opportunity Group was   overturned by HNT's intervention; without this they may have faced closure.



 Yeovil, Taunton, Dorchester and Blandford Opportunity Groups received £2,500 each.



£9,000 in Charitable Grants was donated this year. The beneficiaries being

Yeovil, Taunton, Dorchester and Blandford Opportunity Groups and two SEN families.

Hidden Needs Trust Charitable Grants

​              HNT Charitable Grant Terms and Conditions

(1) ​Grant applications are welcomed from individuals, groups and

      charities in Dorset and Somerset;Applications must received by

      the closing date advised on the form. Each application will be

      considered on their individual merits by the HNT trustees. 

(2) Additional information may be request by the HNT trustees.

(3) All funds granted must be to the benefit of those affected by

     Special Educational Needs; aged 25 years and below.

(4) Proof of how funds are spent will be required by the HNT trustees.

(5) Grant applications received after the closing date may be

      considered during the following year.

(6) HNT Trustees decision will be final. Applicants will be notified of

      their applications.