The Gordon Trust

Grant Sources

Grants are available for registered charities working in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Northamptonshire in the areas of disability, social deprivation, homelessness, substance and alcohol abuse and prisoner education and rehabilitation.

Maximum value:  £ 1,000

Objectives of Fund

The Trust offers grants to charitable organisations undertaking projects in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Northamptonshire.

Value Notes

Grants tend to range from £250 to £1,000 although there is no set upper limit for very special applications.

Who Can Apply

Registered charities working in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Northamptonshire are eligible to apply.


Funding is not normally available for the following:

  • Individuals.
  • Groups that do not have charitable status.
  • Every day running expenses.

Eligible Expenditure

Funding is available for work in the following areas:

  • Disability
  • Social deprivation.
  • Homelessness.
  • Substance and alcohol abuse.
  • Prisoner education and rehabilitation.

Support may ‘very occasionally’ be available for projects outside these areas.

The Trust prefers to support one-off revenue costs or capital expenditure.

How To Apply

Applications are considered four times a year, in February, May, August and November. The deadlines for applications are: 15 January, 15 April, 15 July and 15 October. Successful applicants will usually be informed of the Trustees’ decision within two weeks of the Trustee meeting. The Trust is not able to write to unsuccessful applicants.

Application forms are available to download from the Trust’s website and should be submitted by email along with the organisation’s most recent accounts (unless they appear on the Charity Commission website) and a budget for the project.

Contact Details

Kathryn Garnett
The Gordon Trust
4 Charnia Grove
LE12 8XZ


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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