The Dulverton Trust Fund

The aim of the Dulverton Trust Fund is to support charitable activities addressing local needs throughout Cumbria.

Who can apply?
• Charitable voluntary and community groups throughout Cumbria.
• Organisations who normally have an annual income of under £200,000

What will the fund support?
• The fund seeks to assist youth opportunities, general welfare, conservation and preservation.

Examples of projects that might be funded:
• Support local solutions to meet local needs
• Promote community cohesion
• Develop sustainable and supportive communities
• Provide social and educational development opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people
• Support the general conservation and protection of wildlife habitats
• Preservation (particularly heritage skills)

The Fund will not support:
• Individuals
• Retrospective grants
• Direct replacement of statutory obligation and public funding
• Individual schools or other educational establishments
• Health, medicine and medical conditions including drug and alcohol addiction
• Therapy and counselling
• Specific support for people with disabilities
• The arts*, including theatre, music and drama
• Sport*, including sports centres and individual playing field projects
• Animal welfare or projects concerning the protection of single species
• Expeditions and overseas trips
• Research projects
• Conferences, cultural festivals, exhibitions and events
• Salaries for specific posts – although sessional staff hours as part of project costs may be considered
• Major building projects, including the purchase of property or land
• Endowments

*Except where used as a means of achieving one of the Dulverton Trust’s funding priorities.

How much can you apply for?
• Grants are between £500 and £5,000

The panel will meet three times per year, with awards meetings generally held in June, October and February. Applications are for one year only.

If you would like to know more about this fund, please contact:
Gary Higgs on 01900 825760 or email