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The Sir George Martin Trust provides funding to charitable projects in West and North Yorkshire.


The Sir George Martin Trust tends to support small to medium sized local charities which strive to improve the lives of the people they work with. The trustees prefer to make one-off grants available for capital rather than revenue needs or projects. Grants are generally in the £500 - £5,000 region, with most between £1,000 - £2,000.

The Trust was formed in 1956 by the late Sir George Martin - a prominent Leeds business man and civic figure who became the Lord Mayor of Leeds and High Sheriff of Yorkshire. Sir George’s nephew, Peter Marshall O.B.E., ran the trust from 1976 – 2012 and his daughter-in-law Carla Marshall is now the Trust Manager.

The Trustees meet in March, July and November, but applications should be received at least two months before each meeting. Applicants are expected to show what other sources of funding have been sought and secured.

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