Donald Forrester Trust
The Trust was established under a deed dated 11th December 1986 by Gwyneth Forrester in memory of her late husband Donald who died on 25th February 1985. It is a registered charity number 295833.
Grants are usually made twice yearly, in March and October, to a wide ranging number of charities and amounted to £300,600 for the year ended 31st March 2020. The Trustees normally meet twice yearly in February/March and September/October to consider applications 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. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept applications from organisations that we have not supported in the past, other than hospices, that have an income in excess of £10m.
The categories that we support are allocated to a specific round of grant making as follows:-
|Blind & Deaf||Children & Youth|
|Community Care & Social Welfare||Domestic Violence|
|Hospice||Medical Relief & Welfare|
|Mental Health||Physical & Mental Disability|
|Respite||Service & Ex Service|
Please note that as a result of the Covid-19 crisis we will only have one round of grant making in the year to 31st March 2021 which will include all categories. Applications, which will only be accepted online through this website, will open on 2nd January 2021. Grants will be distributed during March 2021.
Please be aware that we are not able to accept postal or email applications.
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.