This trust was established in 2000 by the author J K Rowling for general charitable purposes.
Beneficial Area UK and overseas.
Total Annual Fund £ 5,100,000
Purpose Its grantmaking policy is described as follows:
The trustees are particularly interested in supporting charitable organisations involved in the support and protection of;
Relief of poverty
Alleviating social deprivation and the provision of social benefit to the community.
Such charities may or may not be national charitable institutions.
The trustees are prepared to support a charity by way of regular annual payments but generally not to exceed three years and will also support the general purposes of a charity or specific projects.
In 2005/06 the trust made grants to 61 organisations totalling £5.1 million. Grants were broken down as follows:
Social Welfare £2.2 million
International Aid £1.6 million
Medical Research/Relief £1.3 million
Major grants, listed in the accounts, were made to:
UNICEF Niger Appeal and Children's High Level Group (£1 million )
MS Society Scotland (£927,000 over three years),
British Red Cross Society (£500,000)
Marie Curie Cancer Care (£350,000)
Friends of Midlothian's Children (£60,000).
The trust anticipates that the level of grant making will increase further in the future.
Who Can Apply The trust invites applications from various charitable organisations.
How To Apply In writing to the correspondent.
All grant applications received are initially reviewed to ensure that applications for support satisfy the above criteria. Those applications passed for further consideration will be again reviewed by the trustees at their six-monthly meeting when successful applicants will be notified of the amount of grant awarded. In some cases, institutional applicants may be invited to make a presentation where the grant support requested is in excess of £1 million.'
Robin D Fulton: Secretary
1 Earl Grey Street
Source Trust Funding