Dudley and Geoffrey Cox Charitable Trust

Grant Sources

Grants are available for registered charities predominantly in West London, that are carrying out projects related to education, medicine, and the welfare of young people.

Objectives of Fund

The scheme aims to fund projects that focus on the following:

  • Education and training
  • Health care
  • Welfare

Value Notes

Grants of between £1,000 and £6,000 are usually made although this is at the complete discretion of Trustees.

Applicants should be aware that from time to time larger grants have been made for special projects. If successful in applying for a larger grant, applicants will be required to provide a follow-up report within 12 months of the grant payment.

Match Funding Restrictions

Match funding is not a specified requirement.

Who Can Apply

Registered charities operating in the UK are eligible to apply, however, preference will be given to organisations in West London.


The following are not eligible to apply:

  • Charities registered outside the United Kingdom.
  • Political Parties.
  • Unsolicited applications from individuals.

Eligible Expenditure

Historically, the Trust has granted education scholarships, however, these are restricted to Merchant Taylors’
School, Northwood, and specific educational prize funds and grants within universities and the building industry.

As long as all other elements of the Trust’s grant-making policy are met, there are no restrictions imposed on the purpose for which a grant may be made; thus applications for support towards capital projects, other projects or core costs are considered.

How To Apply

Applications may be submitted at any time and are considered by the Trustees twice a year.

Unless it is solely for medical research, applicants should include the following:

  • An express statement about the extent to which the charity, or the project to which the application relates, serves beneficiaries in West London. If the charity has no particular presence in West London, please simply say that.
  • If the charity is heavily dependent on volunteers to deliver its activities to beneficiaries, applicants must expressly
    explain what steps the trustees have taken to guard against the risk of key volunteers leaving simultaneously.
  • Applicants must expressly state when the trustees most recently conducted a skills audit of the board.
  • Applicants must expressly confirm that all of their trustees are familiar with the contents of the Charity Commission
    online publication: (CC3) The Essential Trustee: What you need to know, what you need to do.
  • The applicants most recent recent annual accounts and trustees’ report only if they are not available to download from the Charity Commission’s online Register of Charities.
  • If the charity works with children or vulnerable adults, applicants must include either a hard copy of its Safeguarding
    Policy or the details of a webpage where it can be downloaded.
  • If the application relates to helping disadvantaged groups into employment, applicants must expressly state the most
    common types of job which its beneficiaries find as a result of engaging with the charity.
  • If the application relates to helping people find work, beat substance abuse, find housing, or stay away from
    crime, applicants must expressly state how many of those people have been helped in a way which had results sustained
    for at least a year.
  • If the charity has an annual income of less than £1,000,000:
    • Applicants must identify the main charity/charities (if any) also aiming to provide its beneficiaries with a service which the general public might consider similar to the applicants, and explain what is unique about the
      service the charity provides. If the applicant considers that there are no such charities, please simply say that.
    • Applicants must state the most recent occasion on which its board of trustees formally considered whether the charity should merge or seek strategic partnership with another charity/charities. If the current board have never formally considered it, please simply say that.


This fund is adminstered by the Merchant Taylor’s Company, further details can be found at




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