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Saturday, 20 October 2007

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;

  1. Women
  2. Children
  3. Relief of poverty
  4. 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.'

Contact Information

Robin D Fulton: Secretary
Turcan Connell
Princes Exchange
1 Earl Grey Street

Source      Trust Funding

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 15 October 2008 )
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