The Eveson Charitable Trust

Objects and Policies
 The will of Mrs Violet Eveson
 Geographical restriction
 Applications from individuals
 Frequency of applications
 Retrospective grants
 Applications from statutory bodies
 Churches, village halls and community buildings
Grants given
Contact details

Objects and Policies

Organisations are eligible to submit applications for support if their application falls within the objects and policies of this Trust that are described below. The Trustees are unable to consider applications that do not fall within the objects and policies of this Trust.

Extract from the Will of Mrs Violet Eveson

"A Charitable Trust Fund upon trust to apply the income and all such part or parts of the capital for or towards such charitable purposes and to make donations to such charitable institutions whose activities are confined to or primarily undertaken in the United Kingdom for the support or relief of the physically handicapped (including the blind and the deaf) the mentally handicapped, hospitals and hospices, children in need whether disadvantaged or physically or mentally handicapped, the elderly, the homeless and for medical research into problems associated with any of the foregoing at such times and in such manner as the Trustees may in their absolute discretion think fit."

Geographical restriction imposed on grants.

The policy of the Trustees is to make grants to charitable institutions for the benefit of the residents of the counties of:

  • Herefordshire
  • Worcestershire
  • West Midlands (comprising Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton and the metropolitan boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull and Walsall). 

In the case of medical research projects, the Trustees will consider applications for projects to be wholly or mainly carried out in the above geographic area.

Applications from individuals

The Trustees are unable to consider applications for support from individuals and it is their policy not to consider applications submitted by charitable institutions on behalf of individuals.

Frequency of applications

The general policy of the Trustees is to consider only one application per year from any one applicant.

Retrospective grants.

The general policy of the Trustees is to not give retrospective grants.

Applications from statutory bodies.

The majority of the Trust's grants are given to registered charities. However, the Trust also provides some support to statutory bodies directly or indirectly for projects for which the statutory body has no available statutory funding. The Trustees' preference is for enhancement of services rather than for provision of what they consider to be basic needs. Before making grants to statutory bodies, the Trust obtains written confirmation from the statutory body that no public funding is available towards the need for which application has been made.

Churches, village halls and community buildings

The Trust has changed its policy concerning churches, village halls and community centres. In the past the Trust has considered applications for funding towards special facilities for people with disabilities to be installed in community buildings and churches. As from 31 December 2003 the Trust will no longer be considering applications for funding towards special facilities for people with disabilities to be installed in existing community buildings and churches. For this purpose community buildings and churches include community centres, village halls and other community facilities of organisations not specifically and exclusively working with people falling within the remit of the Trust.

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