Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust

One-off grants are available to local charities within the North East of England for a wide range of charitable activities including education, training, environment, conservation, arts, culture and general charitable purpose. Grants have ranged from £250 up to £100,000

The aim of The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust is to apply the income and capital to such charities or other charitable causes, cognisant of any wishes expressed by the settlor during her lifetime. The trust receives royalties relating to the work of Dame Catherine Cookson and offers financial support to suitable organisations.

The Catherine Cookson Trust supports a wide range of activities including education and training, environment and conservation, arts and culture as well as general charitable purposes. The Trust’s principal aim is to identify and meet the local needs of the area in which Dame Catherine was brought up and resided. In particular the Trust supports work with young or disadvantaged people.


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