1. Check that your organisation meets one of our four criteria on the Who We Give To page and review the case studies on the Recent Recipients page to get a better idea of the sort of projects we support.

2. Please email info@sirgeorgemartintrust.org.uk or telephone 01423 810 222 and our Trust Manager, Carla Marshall will send you our brief application form. It helps if you tell us a little bit about your organisation, the project and your funding needs.

3. Post the application to us along with a statement of around two – four pages of A4 outlining your proposal and:

  • Make sure you tell us about the organisation overall and the project.
  • Include with your application a copy of your latest Annual Report and Accounts.
  • Include the specific amount you are looking for from the Sir George Martin Trust and detail any support you have had so far towards your project.
  • Name other funders you will be approaching.
  • Give details on the timing for the project/programme and provide a budget breakdown.
  • For administration purposes, please ensure all documents are printed single-sided.

Other useful information:

  • The Trustees meet in March, late June/early July and November of each year, but due to the number of applications received, we recommend making initial contact with our Trust Manager 3-4 months before each meeting. If an application meets the Trust’s initial criteria, our Trust Manager will be in touch to arrange a telephone call or visit in order for her to find out further information on the project. Each application and the Trust Manager’s report will then be reviewed by our seven trustees.
  • The Trust does not normally repeat grants to any charity in any one year, and the maximum number of consecutive grants is usually three. The Trust prefers to adopt a one-off policy in terms of its giving.
  • Applications that are relevant will be acknowledged and successful applicants will be told following the meeting. Unsuccessful applicants are generally informed by email.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our Trust Manager, Carla Marshall, if you have any questions. Our contact details are:

Carla Marshall
Sir George Martin Trust
6 Firs Avenue

01423 810 222