The Trust was founded in 1985 by a Berkshire farming family and the current Trustees are all still family members. Their interests continue to be centred on farming and the countryside and they support agricultural and conservation work both locally and in the Third World.
Projects local to Oxfordshire and Berkshire, meeting local needs, whether administered by local or national charities are of interest. Educational needs especially those involving disadvantaged children and medical appeals especially cancer research and the hospice movement are another area of interest.
To qualify for support, your project must be one of the following:
- working outside the UK (preferably with an emphasis on active involvement in agriculture or rural development),
- a UK national charity
- a charity active in Oxfordshire and Berkshire
They have a preference for charities working in the areas of welfare, education, medical or disadvantaged children’s needs, or agriculturally/conservation focussed. The Trustees have also supported local conservation and archaeological projects. The Trustees only occasionally assist individuals with local connections who are personally known to one of the Trustees.
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