Donald Forrester Trust

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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.

D.ForresterTrust-iDGrants are made twice yearly, in March and September, to a wide ranging number of charities and amounted to £332,500 for the year ended 31st March 2019. The Trustees 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
Education Elderly
Employment Environment
Health Homeless
Hospice Medical Relief & Welfare
Mental Health Physical & Mental Disability
Poverty Relief Refugee
Respite Service & Ex Service

The Forrester Trusts

To make an application please use the form below. Applications should be submitted no later than either 31st December or 31st July, dependant upon which funding round you are applying for, 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. Please note that we are not able to accept postal 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.

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About The Charity

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About Your Charity Activity

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Your Income

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Annually what are your administration costs?

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Please tell us in 200 words the main purpose of the work you do

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Please tell us in 200 words about the difference your charity makes