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 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 Forrester Trusts

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. Applications, which will only be accepted online through this website, are now open and will close on Friday 12th February 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.

Application Form below.

Which trust are you applying to

* Please note this application form is for the Donald Forrester Trust only

About The Charity

Charity name

Charity Registration Number

Company Number (if applicable)

Registered in England & Wales

*Please note we can only contribute to charities registered in England & Wales

Have we supported you in the past?

Date Formed

The main contact details for this application



Telephone No


About Your Charity Activity

Please select your principal area of activity

Your Income

What is your annual income? (£)

When is your Accounting Year End?

When last accounts filed?

Please tell us in 150 words the main purpose of the work you do

Please tell us the amount you wish to apply for (£)

Please tell us in 150 words about the difference your charity makes