The Dulverton Trust operate within the following main areas of activity:

Youth Opportunities: This is our largest category and aims to support charities that help disadvantaged children and young people to adopt a more positive attitude to their lives, raise their aspirations and realise their full potential. They support a wide range of charities working in this area, including:

  • those providing life and work skills for the disadvantaged through training, contact with employers and apprenticeships
  • early-intervention initiatives to ensure children from significantly disadvantaged backgrounds are given a fairer chance to develop their social, employment and life skills
  • those that give children from deprived urban areas the opportunity to experience and value the countryside

General Welfare: They support a wide range of activities that benefit disadvantaged people and communities, with particular interest in:

  • strengthening and supporting family relationships
  • rehabilitation of offenders, especially young offenders
  • early intervention to support the welfare of children in disadvantaged families and looked-after children
  • helping young homeless people to move forward
  • maintaining active living and independence for older people
  • the welfare of those who care for others
  • developing tolerance and understanding between faiths and communities
  • the promotion of social cohesion

Conservation: The Trust is keen to support the general conservation and protection of wildlife habitats within the United Kingdom. They also encourage projects concerning the protection and sympathetic management of trees and native woodlands, as well as projects with a focus on coastal and marine protection.

Preservation: They encourage the development of craftsmanship in the traditional techniques of repair and restoration and have a strong interest in in heritage skills training, particularly where it may benefit a disadvantaged group.

Peace and Humanitarian Support: This is a restricted category concerned with:

  • peace intervention
  • charities that provide support facilities or expertise to organisations engaged in disaster relief

Africa: Unless there are exceptional circumstances, they will support only a small number of UK registered charities operating in Kenya or Uganda, which already have a long association with the Trust. These usually work in the fields of community development (in particular, the provision of water and power, and the encouragement of farming and market gardening) and wildlife conservation.

While the Trust has a broadly Christian ethos, welcoming applications from other faith and non-faith charities. Priority will be given to projects which are open to all members of the community. Trustees regularly review our grant-making policy and any changes will be posted on this website.

Application Form: Online process via website once you have completed the eligibility quiz (they rarely accept paper/email applications)

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time. The Trustees meet three times a year to consider grant proposals: in February, June and October. The selection process can take between three and six months so it is advisable to apply in plenty of time, especially if funding is required by a certain date.

Contact: The Dulverton Trust, 5, St James’s Place, London SW1A 1NP

Tel: 020 7495 7852

Fax: 0207 629 6501