The Sir George Martin Trust is an independent grant-maker which aims to improve the well-being of disadvantaged and vulnerable people in West Yorkshire by giving grants to predominantly small, local, registered charities and churches who do community outreach work in the area.

Locally based, West Yorkshire charities will be the top priority, but small national charities who can show they are embedded in West Yorkshire will be considered, as well as charities based in other parts of Yorkshire.

The Trust will give out flexible grants for core, capital and project costs, mainly ranging from £1,000 – £3,000 to registered charities and churches doing community outreach work who are striving to improve the well-being of residents in West Yorkshire.

Our Trust supports a wide range of local communities and issues, and places an emphasis on being approachable, supportive and flexible so that the grant application process is as positive as possible for grant seekers. The trustees aim to continue the legacy of Sir George in an inclusive and generous spirit.

The trustees encourage our Trust Manager, Carla Marshall, to carry out a personalised approach to working with grant seekers and applicants, providing added value through her visits and support. Whenever possible and when appropriate, our Trust Manager will aim to provide other suitable grantmakers to approach, suggest useful organisations and trusted contacts to get advice and support from, as well as giving feedback on the application to the Sir George Martin Trust.

For further information visit the Who We Give To and How to Apply pages. If you would like to request an application form, please email our Trust Manager Carla Marshall at or call 01943 605372 and tell us about your organisation and its work.

The trustees will next meet on the 15th March and in June (meeting date TBC). Applicants should initially get in touch at least two-three months before each meeting.

Who we give to