Walsall FCA – Partners

The Edward Gostling Foundation was formed in 1994 and is registered with the Charity Commission (number 1068617).

We provide grants to other charities that are registered and regulated by a UK Charity Commission with the aim of enhancing the quality of life of people in need and, particularly, those on a low income and who have a physical and/or mental disability or long-term illness. 

The charities we support are all specialists with the expertise and resources required to provide support to vulnerable members of society living with a disability or long-term illness.  Through our charity partnerships we are better able to target our limited resources and ensure that we are reaching as many vulnerable people as we possibly can.

At The Edward Gostling Foundation, we believe that people living with a physical and/or mental disability or a long-term illness should have, as many as possible, of the same choices, quality of life opportunities and aspirations as others more fortunate than themselves.  Our priority is to provide financial support that enables one or more of our 4 life “themes” to be met.  In summary our themes and,therefore, priorities are:-

Health & Wellbeing – supporting access to community facilities to maintain, improve and enhance general welfare

Independent Living at Home – helping people to live independently in their own home for as long as possible

Respite – enabling carers to take a break from the responsibility of caring for a loved one

Transition – supporting people beyond education and into employment, long-term volunteering or other meaningful daytime activity, housing and independent living

Trustees and Officers


Michael Street OBE – Chairman
Denis Taylor – Deputy Chairman
John O’Sullivan MBE
Robert White
Christine Erwood
Russell Meadows
Andrew Ross OBE
Colin Clarkson
Stephen O’Sullivan


Denis Taylor – Executive Trustee
James Kerr – Group Investment & Compliance Director
Caroline Kendall – Operations Director
Petra Morris – Finance Director

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Walsall Foster Carers Association committee are now working from home but we are taking calls on our 24 hours phone line. 01922 698127 or email info@walsallfca.com. Keep safe, Walsall Foster Carers Committee