Gibb Charitable Trust Fund

Grants to support students and trainees in vocational studies.

The Gibb Charitable Trust. The Trust was set up in the 1930s to enable incoming firms to train labour in what was the West Cumberland Development Area. The Trustees subsequently amended the criteria to assist students and trainees. The Trust’s assets were transferred to Cumbria Community Foundation in 2007 to create The Gibb Charitable Trust Fund.

Who can apply?
• individuals aged 16 years and over who have been a resident and/or employed for not less than two years in the former districts of Allerdale (excluding the parish of Keswick), Copeland or the Parish of Alston Moor

Priority will be given to activities which support:
• the advancement of education
• provide employment skills for disadvantaged individuals

Examples of activities supported:
• hairdressing kit and uniform for a college course
• work experience activities
• activities that are part of a further or higher education course
• equipment and travel costs

What the fund will not support in addition to our normal exclusions:
• groups

How much can you apply for?
Grants will normally be £500 over one year.

If you would like further information about this fund please contact:
Tracy Cheesbrough on 01900 825760 or email