Introduction

 The Foundation’s financial year runs from 1 October until 30 September and during the year to 30 September 2018 grants were made totalling £2,307,986. This total was largely split between the Foundation’s main areas of interest namely Education, Health and the Elderly. 

Recent Grants

The breakdown for the year to 30 September 2018 is:

Education grants

Education: £933,896

This included £210,000 towards John James Award Scheme grants held in Bristol Independent Schools and £131,500 for Prizes and Awards grants spread over both state and independent Bristol secondary schools. 

Other significant grants under this category were: 

Access Sport:  £27,197
Avon Youth Club:   £20,000
Bristol Aero Collection Trust:  £200,000
Farms for City Children: £18,000
HorseWorld Trust:  £10,886
NSPCC Speak Out:  £15,000
Redcliffe Children's Centre:   £10,000
Redmaids' High School:  £25,502
Refugee Women of Bristol:  £12,000
South Bristol Youth: £10,000
St Pauls Nursery School:  £12,500
The Prince's Trust:  £12,500
The Wheels Project Ltd:  £15,000
Venturer's Trust:  £30,000

Health GrantsHealth: £903,282

Significant grants included:                       

Barnardo’s: £30,000                                     Barton Hill Settlement: £33,000      Borderlands: £13,000                                      Brain Tumour Support: £10,000                 Bristol After Stroke: £20,981                   Chandos House: £11,085                               CHAS (Bristol) Housing Advice Service: £15,000 Children's Hospice South West: £16,581 Citizens Advice Bristol: £25,000                      CLIC Sargent Cancer Care: £10,000              Crisis Centre Ministries: £25,000        Developing Health & Independence: £20,000 FareShare South West: £25,000          Hawkspring: £25,000                                                                                                                        Help Bristol's Homeless: £10,000                                                                                                  Huntington's Disease Association: £10,000                                                                                  Jessie May: £25,000                                                                                                                                  Julian House: £15,000                                                                                                                     Marie Curie Cancer Care: £19,000                                                                                                   NSPCC Childline: £10,000                                                                                                                        St Peter's Hospice: £300,000                                                                                                            The Green House: £25,000                                                                                                      University of Bristol (Bowel Cancer Research): £15,000                                                                    Whizz Kidz: £10,000

Elderly Grants

Elderly: £179,218

This included £21,365 in grants for show tickets which were then offered to elderly residents of Bristol and £55,150 granted to clubs for the elderly to enable them to buy a few special extras for their Christmas Parties. 

Significant grants included:

Age UK:  £12,500
Rotary Club of Bristol:  £12,500

General: £291,590

Bristol Old Vic Theatre Royal Trust: £250,000
Royal West of England Academy: £27,540
The Ardagh Community Trust: £10,000

Recent Past Giving

Major funding in past three years totalling:


Bristol Aero Collection Trust:  £600,000
Bristol Old Vic:  £250,000
Hawkspring:  £175,000
Lifeskills:  £109,800
St Peter's Hospice:  £622,500

Total giving in the previous five years was:

2017:  £1,794,774
2016:  £1,673,032
2015:  £1,450,559
2014:  £1,997,729
2013:  £1,045,448