Who We Give To
Eligible organisations must have charitable status and be registered with the Charity Commission. They should ideally be located in West or North Yorkshire. If the charity is located in another part of the UK, the project or programme must be focused on improving the lives of people residing in West and/or North Yorkshire.
The Sir George Martin Trust supports projects in a number of categories:
- Children and young people
- Church appeals – connected with community outreach only
- Countryside, environment, green issues
- Mental well-being
- Museums and historic buildings
- Music and the arts
- Older people
- Physical and learning disabilities
- Schools, education, universities – must be outreach work
- Social welfare
- Sports for disadvantaged communities
The following are not supported:
- Appeals that are not focused on West and/or North Yorkshire
- Appeals from individuals seeking grants
- Applications from overseas
- Overseas seminars or exchange visits by individuals or groups
- Medical appeals of a capital or revenue nature
- Medical research projects
- Restoration schemes of church roofs, spires, etc
The Trust prefers to make one-off grants available for capital rather than revenue needs or projects. Grants are generally in the £500 - £5,000 region, with most donations being between £1,000 - £2,000.
The Trustees have adopted the above guidelines which follow this broad basis and will, in general, follow these guidelines, although in exceptional circumstances the trustees may deviate from them if a particular cause is of special merit.