The Trust was established under a deed dated 6th April 2000 thanks to a bequest from Gwyneth Forrester who died on 11th February 1999. It is a registered charity number 1080921.

Grants are made annually in March to a select number of charities within a particular sector selected by the Trustees. Our theme for 2019 is ‘Children in Crisis’. We hope to be able to distribute approximately £500,000 each year with grants averaging £40,000 each. The Trustees meet to consider applications in February/March and will look favourably on charities where we feel overhead and fund raising costs are kept to a minimum and our grant will have maximum impact.

G.ForresterTrust_iDThemes for recent years have been as follows:-

  • 2018 Support for the Elderly
  • 2017 Helping Youths and Ex-Offenders into Employment
  • 2016 Hospices
  • 2015 Mental Health
  • 2014 Children and Young People
  • 2013 Neurological
  • 2012 Deaf and Blind
  • 2011 Age Related

Gwyneth Forrester Trust To make an application please either write to the Trust at 11, Whitecroft Way, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3AQ or via ah@forrestertrusts.com, being sure to state which Trust you are applying to. Ideally, your application should not exceed four sides of A4. We do not offer guidance on the format of your application but please include details of the impact you think a grant from us might make to your work. We do not need to receive a full set of accounts although it would be helpful if a brief indication of your financial position could be provided. Applications should be submitted no later than 31st December as that will give us sufficient time to contact you prior to the Trustees meeting should clarification of any part of your application be required. A list of successful applicants will be posted to this site. Please note we are not able to enter into correspondence regarding applications as it is our aim to keep our administration costs to a minimum.