Grants made in 2017

Prevention or Relief of Poverty

Birmingham Asian Resource Centre 10,000
Entraide (Mutual Aid) 4,000
Small Heath Community Forum Ltd 2,000
Small Heath Somali Community Organisation Ltd 2,000
Total 18,000

Advancement of Education

Birmingham Boys and Girls Union 10,000
C U Trust 8,000
Central Africa Refugee Link, West Midlands 1,000
Longborough Opera Festival 2,000
St. Paul’s Community Development Trust 5,000
Total 26,000

Advancement of Religion

No grants within this category.
Note: The Saintbury Trust no longer accepts applications under this heading.

Advancement of Health or the Saving of Lives

The Air Ambulance Service 6,000
Alzheimer’s Research UK 30,000
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust General Charitable Trust 5,000
Samaritans, Worcester 2,000
Total 43,000

Advancement of Citizenship or Community Development

Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre 3,000
Coventry & Warwickshire Friend 2,000
The Dorothy Parkes Centre 2,000
Queen Alexandra College 5,000
Spitfire Advice & Support Services Limited 3,000
Total 15,000

Advancement of Arts, Culture, Heritage or Science

Big Brum (Theatre in Education) Company Limited 2,000
Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust 10,000
Birmingham Opera Company 5,000
Birmingham Rep 2,000
Birmingham Royal Ballet 5,000
Broadway Arts Festival Trust 1,000
Celebrating Sanctuary 2,000
Cheltenham Festivals 1,000
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra 10,000
Compton Verney House Trust 4,000
Coventry City of Culture Trust 5,000
Craftspace 5,000
Flatpack Projects 5,000
Lichfield Garrick Theatre 5,000
Midlands Arts Centre 30,000
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain 4,000
Orchestra of The Swan 5,000
Performances Birmingham Limited 50,000
The Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (1982) Limited 1,000
Total 152,000

Advancement of Amateur Sport

Sandwell Asian Development Association 1,000
Total 1,000

Advancement of Human Rights, Conflict Resolution or Reconciliation or the Promotion of Religious or Racial Harmony or Equality of Diversity

Coventry Pride 2,000
Holland House 2,000
Total 4,000

Advancement of Environmental Protection or Improvement

The Heart of England Forest Limited 2,000
Warley Woods Community Trust 2,000
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust 5,000
The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country 5,000
Total 14,000

Relief of those in Need by reason of Youth, Age, Ill-Health, Disability, Financial Hardship or other Disadvantage

Care of the dying

Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust 4,000
The Countess of Brecknock Hospice Trust 50,000
Longfield 2,000
St. Richard’s Hospice Foundation 10,000
Total 66,000

Childhood and youth

Ackers Adventure 5,000
Blue River Support Services 2,000
Deaf World 2,000
Family Action 2,000
Sandwell Young Carers 2,000
South Sudanese East Bank Community Association 1,000
Sport4Life UK 3,000
Street Teams 2,000
University of Birmingham Guild of Students 2,000
Walsall Bereavement Support Services 2,000
Young Gloucestershire 2,000
Total 25,000


Edwards Trust 5,000
Missing People Limited 13,000
Warwickshire Association of Youth Clubs 2,000
Total 20,000

Disability and ill-health

Age UK Warwickshire 3,000
The Albrighton Trust 2,000
Artlift 3,000
Beacon Centre for the Blind 1,000
Birmingham Disability Resource Centre 2,000
CASBA 1,000
Castel Froma 4,000
Cheltenham & District Sports Association for the Disabled 2,000
Disability Challengers 10,000
The Foundation for Conductive Education 10,000
The Jigsaw Trust 7,000
Martineau Gardens 2,000
Merton House Holiday Hotel Limited 10,000
Resources for Autism 2,000
YMCA Sutton Coldfield 5,000
Total 64,000


Hope Projects (West Midlands) Limited 4,000
St. Anne’s Hostel 4,000
St. Basil’s 5,000
St. George’s House Charity 2,000
Total 15,000

Old age

Better Understanding of Dementia for Sandwell 2,000
The Birmingham Settlement 5,000
Cannon Street Baptist Memorial Church 2,000
Home from Hospital, Care After Treatment 2,000
New Heights Warren Farm Community Farm Project 2,000
Sahara (Coventry) Limited 1,000
Stratford-upon-Avon and District Citizens’ Advice Bureau 2,000
Total 16,000

Advancement of Animal Welfare

The trust is precluded by the terms of the settlement from making grants to animal charities.

Promotion of the Efficiency of the Armed Forces of the Crown or the Efficiency of the Police, Fire and Rescue or Ambulance Services

No grants within this category.

Other purposes that are currently recognised as charitable or are in the spirit of any purposes currently recognised as charitable

The Forward Trust 10,000
Refugee and Migrant Centre 3,000
Total 13,000

Total grants awarded 2017