Grant-Making Trusts

Grant-Making Trusts

There are thousands of grant-making trusts, giving funds which vary from under £50 to thousands of pounds. Some give funding for a range of different projects whilst others have particular interests. Larger trusts often have helpful websites with applications forms and guidelines, whereas many of the smaller trusts don’t have websites and it can be difficult to find information about them.

 

The trusts listed here all have a particular interest in North Devon, Devon or the South West generally. Where they have a website, we have not gone into details of contacts, applications, etc but we have tried to give as much information as possible about the others.

As well as looking over the information below, it is always a good idea to check details and contacts at the Charity Commission’s website - here. It is also useful to take a look at the latest annual report, which will be displayed on the website, if they have sufficient income to make it a requirement. You may get some good pointers about what they are particularly interested in. Sometimes, the accounts list all their donations, so you can see which organisations they have given money to in the past, and what the range of donations is. If a website is listed, make sure you look at that, too.

If you need any further help in identifying other suitable trusts please contact Lyn Winter.

 

Grant-Making Trusts for Devon and the South West

 

The H B Allen Charitable Trust

Charity Commission Number: 802306

Contact: P B Shone Esq

Address: Homefield, Chidden holt, Hambledon, Waterlooville, Hampshire PO7 4TG

Telephone: 02392 632406

E-mail: mail@hballenct.org.uk

Website: www.hballenct.org.uk

Size of grants: £5,000-25,000

Funding preferences: Check guidelines on the website for areas of interest. Current priorities are:

  • Research into blindness and visual impairment; deafness & hearing impairment, medical conditions generally Environment/wildlife/animals Museums/galleries/heritage including churches
  • Large charities are unlikely to be successful.

Applications:

  • By post, not email
  • There is no application form
  • Apply between October and December
 

Sir John and Lady Amory's Charitable Trust

Charity Commission Number: 203970

Contact: Lady Heathcoat Amory

Telephone: 01884 254899

E-mail: charities@lowman.co.uk

Size of grants: Up to £8,500, generally less than £5,000

Funding preferences:

  • General charitable purposes, including education, health and welfare

Applications:

  • By post
  • Not email. There is no application form
 

Viscount Amory’s Charitable Trust

Charity Commission Number: 204958

Contact: Mrs S Curtis

Address: The Island, Lowman Green, Tiverton EX16 4LA

Telephone: 01884 242200

E-mail: office@vact.org.uk

Website: http://www.vact.org.uk/

Funding preferences:

  • Educational
  • General
  • Religious

Applications should be by letter, not by e-mail, and include the following:

  • Your e-mail address, if available. (We may reply by e-mail)
  • General background information about your appeal.
  • The nature of the sponsoring or associated organisation.
  • The total amount you are looking to raise.
  • How much has been raised to date.
  • How you propose raising any shortfall.
  • Any further information you feel would be relevant for the attention of the Trustees.
 

The Barnstaple Bridge Trust

Charity Commission Number: 201288

Contact: C J Bartlett, Clerk

Address: 7 Bridge Chambers, The Strand, Barnstaple EX31 1HB

Telephone: 01271 343995

E-mail: admin@barumbridgetrust.org

Website: https://barumbridgetrust.org/

Size of grants: Up to £5,000

Funding preferences:

  • Grants are given for the relief of poverty or the general benefit of inhabitants within a 5-mile radius of Barnstaple Guildhall.

Applications:

  • You can download an application form, and grant guidance from the website.
 

The Viscountess Boyd Charitable Trust

Charity Commission Number: 284270

Contact: The Viscountess Boyd of Merton

Address: Smith & Williamson, 25 Moorgate, London EC2R 6AY

Size of grants: £100-£5,000

Funding preferences:

  • Cornwall, Devon & Somerset
  • General charitable purposes

Applications:

  • In writing
 

M R Cannon 1998 Charitable Trust

Charity Commission Number: 1072769

Contact: The Trustees

Address: 53 Stoke Lane, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol BS9 3DW

Size of grants: Up to £10,000

Funding preferences:

  • North Devon
  • Medical/health charities
  • Conservation and countryside related initiatives
  • Small local projects

Applications:

  • In writing
 

The B-CH 1971 Charitable Trust

Charity Commission Number: 263241

Contact: Edward Reed

Address: c/o Macfarlanes LLP, 20 Cursitor Street, London EC4A 1LT

Size of grants: Up to £1,000

Funding preferences:

  • UK, with preference for Cornwall and Devon
  • Children's and medical charities

Applications:

  • In writing
 

The Cave Foundation

Charity Commission Number: 241900

Contact: Secretary

Address: New Lodge Farm, Winkfield, Windsor SL4 4QQ

Email: tcf@eamo.org.uk

Size of grants: £500-£50,000

Funding preferences:

UK, with preference for South West. General charitable purposes including:

  • Conservation
  • Animal welfare
  • Health and social welfare

Applications:

  • In writing, a month before meetings in May and October
 

Lord Clinton’s Charitable Trust

Charity Commission Number: 268061

Contact: Mrs Linda A Stanley

Address: Rolle Estate Office, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton EX9 7BL

Telephone: 01395 443881

Email: linda.stanley@clintondevon.com

Size of grants: Between £50 - £1,000 with a few exceptions

Funding preferences:

  • Preference given to North and East Devon
  • Support for young people and the encouragement of youth activities
  • Physically handicapped and disabled people
  • Support for the elderly
  • Medical aid and research
  • Maritime charities

Applications:

  • In writing
 

The Cornwell Charitable Trust

Charity Commission Number: 1012467

Contact: Mark Bailey, Trustee

Address: Devonshire House, 1 Devonshire Street, London W1W 5DR

Email: cw@citroenwells.co.uk

Size of grants: Up to £10,000 (mostly under £1,000)

Funding preferences:

  • South West, with a preference for Cornwall
  • General charitable purposes

Applications:

  • In writing
 

Devon Community Foundation

Charity Commission Number: 1057923

Email: grants@devoncf.com

Website: http://devoncf.com/

Size of grants: £1-£5,000

Funding preferences:

  • Smaller community groups, applying for projects which come under the ‘Thriving Communities’ themes
  • Assist families in need
  • Bring people together
  • Develop life skills
  • Enable disabled people
  • Encourage safety and resilience
  • Help people to find and keep a home
  • Keep people safe and well
  • Offer training and work opportunities
  • Promote access to arts, culture and nature

Applications:

  • Two stage process, with an online application
 

The Devon Historic Churches Trust

Charity Commission Number: 265594

Contact: Mr John Mills, Hon. Sec

Email: johnmills49@btinternet.com

Website: http://www.devonhistoricchurches.co.uk/

Size of grants: £250-£5,000

Funding preferences:

  • Funding is for the fabric of historic churches and is unlikely to be given for the installation of plumbing, sound amplification and lighting, nor to improve safety or disability access.

Applications:

  • Download an application form from the website and email completed forms to Mr John Mills. Guidance notes are also available from the website.
 

The Elmgrant Trust

Charity Commission Number: 313398

Email: info@elmgrant.org.uk

Website: http://elmgrant.org.uk/

Size of grants: Up to £50-£5,000

Funding preferences:

  • South West of England
  • The encouragement of local life through education, the arts and the social sciences

Applications:

  • In writing to the correspondent. See the website for details of what is required
 

Eucalyptus Charitable Foundation

Charity Commission Number: 1041430

Address: c/o KPMG LLP, 100 Temple Street, Bristol BS1 6AG

Email: thehatchery@btinternet.com

Size of grants: £500 - £15,000

Funding preferences:

  • UK but some preference for Devon

Applications:

  • In writing
 

The G F Eyre Charitable Trust

Charity Commission Number: 216040

Address: Francis Clark Chartered Accountants, Centernery House, Peninsula Park, Rydon Lane, Exeter EX2 7XE

Telephone: 01392 667000

Size of grants: £1,000-£5,000

Funding preferences:

  • UK with a preference for Dorset & Devon
  • Charities for human medical research
  • Relief of suffering and respite care
  • Religious and heritage charities

Applications:

  • In writing
 

The Joyce Fletcher Charitable Trust

Charity Commission Number: 297901

Contact: Robert Fletcher, Trustee

Address: 68 Circus Mews, Bath BA1 2PW

Website: http://www.joycefletchercharitabletrust.co.uk/

Size of grants: £500-£5,000

Funding preferences:

  • England, almost entirely south west
  • Music education and performance
  • Special needs education and performance involving music
  • Children's welfare

Applications:

  • In writing to the correspondent before 1 November each year
 

The Rosalind Hicks Charitable Trust

Charity Commission Number: 1050135

Contact: Lynn Young

Address: Woollen Michelmore Solicitors, Carlton House, 30 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BS

Email: lynn.young@wollenmichelmore.co.uk

Size of grants: £500-£5,000

Funding preferences:

  • General charitable purposes

Applications:

  • In writing
 

The Marjorie and Geoffrey Jones Charitable Trust

Charity Commission Number: 1051031

Contact: Sophia Honey, Administrator

Address: Carlton House

Email: sophia.honey@wollenmichelmore.co.uk

Size of grants: £1,000-£5,000

Funding preferences:

  • UK with a preference for the South West
  • General charitable purposes

Applications:

  • In writing to the correspondent
  • Trustees meet four times a year
 

The Leach Fourteenth Trust

Charity Commission Number: 204844

Contact: Guy Ward, Trustee

Address: Bathurst House, 86 Micklegate,York YO1 6LQ

Email: info@barronyork.co.uk

Size of grants: £500-£5,000

Funding preferences:

  • UK, with some preference for south west England
  • Medicine
  • Health
  • Disability
  • Conservation

Applications:

  • Only registered charities
  • Apply in writing to the correspondent
 

The Clare Milne Trust

Charity Commission Number: 1084733

Email: milnetrust@hotmail.co.uk

Website: http://www.claremilnetrust.com/

Size of grants: £1,000-£25,000

Funding preferences:

  • Smaller effective charities with good volunteer support, working for disabled people in or close to Devon and Cornwall

Applications:

  • Application form on the website
 

The Norman Family Charitable Trust

Charity Commission Number: 277616

Website: http://www.nfct.org/

Size of grants: £1,000-£37,000

Funding preferences:

  • Primarily Cornwall, Devon and Somerset
  • General charitable purposes

Applications:

  • Application form and guidelines are on the website
 

The Susanna Peake Charitable Trust

Charity Commission Number: 283462

Contact: The Administrator

Address: Rathbone Trust Company Limited, 1 Curzon Street London W1J 5FB

Email: linda.cousins@rathbones.com

Size of grants: £500-£5,000

Funding preferences:

  • Preference for South West, esp. Goucestershire
  • General charitable purposes

Applications:

  • In writing to the correspondent
 

Reeve Charitable Trust

Charity Commission Number: 247219

Contact: Mr B H Beacham

Address: The Island, Lowman Green, Tiverton EX16 4LA

Email: charities@lowman.co.uk

Size of grants: Grants totalled £800

Funding preferences:

  • Devon and Somerset

Applications:

  • In writing
 

Mrs Pat Ripley's Charitable Trust

Charity Commission Number: 290179

Contact: Lady Caroline Cameron

Address: Whitelackington Manor, Whitelackington, Ilminster TA19 9EG

Email: caroline@cameron2.com

Size of grants: Grants totalled £20,000

Funding preferences:

  • Devon, Dorset & Somerset
  • Individuals or organisations working for the betterment of their local community and environment, especially through educational means

Applications:

  • In writing
 

Eric F Sparkes Charitable Trust

Charity Commission Number: 233085

Contact: Miss Josephine Davies

Address: 20 Essex Street, London WC2R 3AL

Size of grants: £250-£3,500

Funding preferences:

  • UK, esp. Birmingham, Devon, South Wales & London
  • General charitable purposes

Applications:

  • In writing
 

The Studd Charitable Trust

Charity Commission Number: 264956

Contact: Charles Eyston, Trustee

Address: Diptford Court, Diptford, Totnes TQ9 7LY

Size of grants: Grants totalled £3,000

Funding preferences:

  • Preference for South West

Applications:

  • In writing to the correspondent