The Fernhurst Trust


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Our grants

Typically, our grants range from £1,000 to £5,000.


The trustees are reviewing their grant making policy so no further applications are being accepted at the moment.

Costs we can cover

Grants can be made towards the following costs:

  • Costs of new or existing projects (these can be revenue and/or capital costs), and

  • Core costs (including salaries), where the work of the charity falls under one or more of our themes (this is particularly focused on contributing towards the core costs of smaller, locally based charities).

Whilst we welcome applications from national charities, they must be for projects supporting people living in North Yorkshire (including the City of York),

How to apply for a grant

  • We welcome applications for grant funding from registered charities whose projects fall into one or more of the themes detailed on our home page and which directly benefit communities in North Yorkshire (including the City of York).

  • Please e-mail to request an application form.  Completed application forms should be submitted by e-mail to by the deadline above.

  • Decisions on whether or not an application has been successful will be communicated by e-mail as soon as possible after the trustees meeting. Unfortunately the trustees do not have the resources to enter into any communication over reasons why an unsuccessful application is rejected.

  • Trustees will agree with successful applicants how their project is to be monitored, consideration having been given to their organisations own monitoring and evaluation processes.


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