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.

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 Trust will give out 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. 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.

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 01423 810222 and tell us about your organisation and its work.

The trustees will next meet in early July and early November. Applicants should initially get in touch at least two-three months before each meeting.

Who we give to