The Edward Cadbury Charitable Trust
The Edward Cadbury Charitable Trust was established in 1945 by Edward Cadbury. His particular interest in education, religion and social welfare, together with the Quaker values of simplicity, equality, justice, peace and care of the environment, have helped shape the current grant-making policy of the Trust.
The interests of the Founder and the Trustee body therefore particularly focus on supporting the voluntary sector in the Midlands region including Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.
The Edward Cadbury Charitable Trust only makes grants to registered charities and not to individuals. An application for funding may be made at any time and should be submitted in writing to the Trust Manager either by post or email. Trustees request that the letter of application should provide a clear and concise description of the project for which the funding is required as well as the outcomes and benefits that it is intended to achieve. They also require an outline budget and explanation of how the project is to be funded initially and in the future together with the latest annual report and accounts for the charity.
The Trust usually makes grants which vary in size between £500 and £10,000. These are normally awarded on a one-off basis for a specific purpose or part of a project. Larger grants are occasionally made on an exceptional basis.