Gwyneth Forrester Trust

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The Trust was established under a deed dated 6th April 2000 thanks to a bequest from Gwyneth Forrester who died on 11th February 1999. It is a registered charity number 1080921.

Grants are made annually in March and fall into three categories:

1. Annual funding support for three years at the rate of £10,000 per annum. The sixteen charities selected for grants commencing in March 2019 can be viewed here. No further awards will be made into this category until March 2022.

2. Disaster relief. In the current year we have made a donation of £15,000 to the Disasters Emergency Committee – DEC Coronavirus Appeal.

3. Our theme for the year ended 31st March 2021 covers support for charities whose vulnerability has been deepened or exposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. We are seeking applicants who can use our limited funds to greatest effect around the themes of

– Domestic Violence

– Asylum Seekers

– Mental Health

– Education (Children & Young People)

Grants are available this year up to a total of £725,000.

Themes for recent years have been as follows:-

– 2019/20 Homelessness
– 2018/19 Children in Crisis
– 2017/18 Support for the Elderly


Gwyneth Forrester TrustApplications, 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.

 Application Form below

Which trust are you applying to

* Please note this application form is for the Gwyneth 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


Your Income

What is your annual income? (£)

When is your Accounting Year End

When last accounts filed

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

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

How has the pandemic effected your beneficiaries needs? (100 words)

How will you meet their needs (200 words)