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. 

More News:

We now have a twitter account @DobsonTrust


2015 News

The meeting was held in June 2015.  25 bids were received in the year and 7 were made as follows:


Application Process

Due to the large number of applications last year a new application process has been put in place.  
Revised guidelines have been issued.  
All applications must be submitted electronically accompanied by a completed cover sheet, the template must be downloaded from the website. 
The deadline for the  June 2015 meeting is now closed.  The next meeting for grants to be considered will be June 2106 with a deadline of 31st March 2016

Grants awarded in 2014

Full Life Church – Cafe worker                                  £2,029
Linkable – Cafe                                                         £5,100
Speak Up – Cook Eat                                                £4,216
Stepping Stones – Catering tutor                              £5,000
The Limes  - Stepping into Work                               £5,800
Top Church Training – Choices Basic life skills         £2,276
Voluntary Action Epping Forest - Allotment               £4,901
Yellow Submarine – cafe   Second year instalment  £6,691

Snippets from October 2014 meeting.

We have decided that all communications will now be via email.  
New guidelines will be issued in the coming months.
8 grants were awarded.  


The deadline for the 2014 meeting has passed.  The meeting was held in October and all applicants will be advised of success or otherwise by the end of November.   

The deadline for 2015 will be advised in due course.

Grants for 2013

The fiftieth meeting of the trustees was held in November 2013 at which the trustees were pleased to make the following grants:

Where Next – towards salary of Hub manager  £5,000

Llandovery Theatre – drama workshops  £6,000

Break Charity – Mentoring service  £5,000

Roundabout – Drama therapy sessions  £8,100

Yellow Submarine – supported work experience  £2,736 with a further figure pledged for 2014

Total grants given £26,836.  This was slightly over income but as the previous year had been under, it was felt that this was affordable.

It was noted that it was good to be able to support every bid submitted.

All grant receivers from the previous year had submitted reports as requested. 

It was agreed that it would be a good idea to put the charity onto the Funding Central website.  Hopefully this will result in more bids that fit our criteria.  If this resulted in too many and inappropriate bids we could remove ourselves in the future.   

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