The Gerald Micklem Charitable Trust

Grant Sources

UK-wide, this funding programme supports a wide range of activities under the ‘umbrella’ of general charitable purposes.

Objectives of Fund

The object of the Trust is for a capital fund to be held and applied for such exclusively charitable purposes as the Trustees determine in their discretion.

Value Notes

There is no typical grant size, though the majority are of between £5,000 and £7,000.

Who Can Apply

UK charities working on a national basis, or specifically in Hampshire or West Sussex are eligible to apply


The following exclusions apply:

  • Individuals, including sponsorship agreements.
  • Organisations that are not UK registered charities.
  • Drug or alcohol abuse and counselling.
  • Local community groups.
  • Museums, galleries and heritage.
  • Performing arts and cultural organisations.
  • Churches.
  • Overseas aid.

The Trust is unlikely to support the regional work of charities in locations outside Hampshire and West Sussex or charities working only in other areas of the UK.

Eligible Expenditure

The Trustees have no restrictions on them as to the kinds of project or the areas they can support. However, preference is given to charities working in the following areas:

  • Carers for older people and the disabled.
  • Disability.
  • Deafness and blindness.
  • Medical conditions affecting both adults and children.
  • Medical research, but not in substitution of NHS spending.
  • People with learning disabilities.
  • Disadvantaged children and young people.
  • Environment and wildlife.

How To Apply

The Trustees consider applications received up to 31 December each year, but do not carry them forward. Having regard for the time of year when this meeting takes place, it makes sense for applications to be made as late as possible in the calendar year so that the information they contain is most up to date when the Trustees meet.

The Trustees usually meet only once a year in January or February to decide on grants .

There is no application form. Applications should be made by letter and sent to the address below.  Applications should be accompanied by the latest report and accounts of the applicant organisation.

Enquiries prior to application may be made by email.

Contact Details:

Mrs S J Shone
Gerald Micklem Charitable Trust
Bolinge Hill Farm
GU31 4NN

Tel:  01730 264207


Other grant opportunities ending soon can be found by clicking on the names of the funders below:-

Rosa Launches Voices from the Front Line Grants Scheme – ending 15th June 2017

LIFE Programme – Call for Framework Partnership Agreements (FPA) – ending 15th June 2017

European Union – Industrial Relations and Social Dialogue – ending 15th June 2017

M&S Energy – Community Energy Fund Competition Open to Applications (GB) – ending 23rd June 2017

Greggs Foundation – Local Community Projects Fund – ending 24th June 2017

Ministry of Defence – Covenant Fund Small Grants – ending 26th June 2017

EaSI Progress Programme – ending 30th June 2017

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