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 £252,623 for the year ended 31st March 2021. 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

As a result of the Covid-19 crisis only one round of grant making took place in the year to 31st March 2021. A list of successful applicants can be found on our recent donations page.

Please be aware that we are not able to accept postal or email applications. 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.