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 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.
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.
Applications for the latest round of grants are now closed. They will be considered at the next Trustees’ meeting to be held on 18th October.
The next round of applications will commence on 1st October and, as stated above, will close on 31st December. Just to remind you that we are unable to accept applications other than through our website.
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.