2020 News

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2020 Grants

This year we supported six charities as follows:  



Carousel Media


Goals beyond grass



Foyle Down Syndrome Trust *

Down right Crafty


Heart n Soul

Do your own thing


Team Dominica

Café Domenica


The Ethel Trust

Unlocking Confidence


2019 Grant Reports

For those in receipt of grants last year, don't forget to submit your reports for the deadline - 15th May.  

We want to understand how our grant helps you do you work and if we need to re-focus our grant-giving.  Your reports help us to do that. 

Click here for what to include.  

Thank you

2019 News

Annual Meeting

Our  meeting was held on Thursday last week.  We had 34 bids submitted in the year but could only give to seven.  It was good to have so many high quality bids and some we had to reject were very close to receiving funds.  Here are the lucky organisations. 



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Cumbria Youth Alliance

Volunteering for all


Hot Line Meals Service (London)

Learn and Care


Kippax and Chong CIC

The Talkabout Club


Share Wear Clothing

Work Experience


The Fenner Frost Foundation

Reaching people through musix


Transitions UK

The Achieve Project


Where next

Advocacy Support year 2


The next deadline is 31st March 2020.  Do read our new guidelines which will be on the website shortly. 

2019 News item

Don't forget to tender your reports if you received funding in 2018.  The deadline is end June this year.  You will not be considered for grants in the future if you do not submit reports. 

The deadline for submitting bids has passed for this year.  

2018 News

New 2019 application guidelines published

We have published new guidelines and a new cover sheet for 2019 grant applications. Please find them on the How to apply page.

Please note, that if you are unable to edit the pdf cover sheet, please request a word version by emailing secretarymdt@gmail.com

2018 grantees

Our Trustees held their annual meeting on Thursday 21st June this year. We are absolutely delighted to announce the successful grant awards of 2018 below:


 Organisation Project   Award
 Little Gate Farm  Work training lifestyle workshops  £5,000
 Carousel  Young Oska  £2,500
 Heart n Soul  You can do it  £5,000
 Ashford Volunteer Centre  I Genius  £4,244
 Roundabout North  Dramatherapy sessions  £5,098
 Spadework  Sewing the seeds  £3.701
 Where Next  Advocacy Supprt (2-year project 
awarded £10,000 over two years)

2017 grantees:

Don't forget to submit your grant reports.  You will not be considered for grants in the future if you don't fulfil your grant obligations. 

Our competition deadline has now passed.  Look out for our new logo in the coming months. 

Why not enter our competition to design a logo for the Trust.  Visit here for details.  

Deadline for bids in 2018

And don't forget the deadline for submitting bids is 31st March 2018.


2017 News

The deadline for this year's meeting has now passed.  The meeting will be held mid June and decisions will be reported on this page. 

Reports for grants made last year are due 15th May.

Next year's deadline is 31st March 2018. 

2016 News

The next deadline is 31st March 2017.  

Following our meeting in June we made the following grant awards:

Assist Trust - £5,000 for a café worker;

Me 2 Club - £2,300 for a teenager retreat; and to

Roundabout - £5,000 for dramatherapy classes.

Thank you to everyone who applied.  We are sorry that we cannot give to everyone.  But please check out our guidelines and if you can meet our criteria, please submit your bid for the next deadline. 

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