Honourable Company Trust News
Words from the Warden 
Chris Gaskell
The Honourable Company of Gloucestershire’s Charitable Trust Fund is a major component of the Company’s work ‘for Gloucestershire’. The chair of the Trust, Sir Henry Elwes, will present the annual report of the Trust at the Company’s AGM on the 10th of November, but we thought members would be interested to see some of the feedback from charities that have received grants in the latest round of awards made in September. These are just current examples; in all the Trust has made more than 150 grants since its formation in 2012, its charitable giving worth over £200K to the County. In the current climate the needs are only likely to grow, a theme Jamie Tabor, Chair of the Gloucestershire Community Foundation (GCF), will doubtless take up when he speaks after the AGM.
Hence this ‘extra’ Members’ newsletter, which also provides an opportunity to thank Sir Henry, the other Trustees and the Trust secretary, Margaret Fuller, for all their work for the Charitable Trust and for the County. As you will see it is very much appreciated, and crucially, makes a difference.
If members know of a charity or group they feel would benefit from our support, please let them know about the Trust. Details of the its wide remit, together with guidance on how to make an application are available on the website ( . It is important that we make the availability of grants from the Trust known to the whole community of Gloucestershire, and our membership is an important way to do that. And please contact the Company or the Trust if you have any queries or would like to make an additional donation; it is your Trust.


£1000 given to IT Schools Africa towards a new van for UK community work.

“IT Schools Africa is delighted to receive the continuing support of the Honourable Company of Gloucestershire Charitable Trust.

Your support is invaluable to the charity.”  Simon Richardson, UK Operations Manager



£1000 to the Southmead Project.
'Thank you so much for agreeing a grant of £1,000 for the Southmead Project. This support means so much to us and is hugely appreciated. The money will be used towards the costs of our Nexus counselling service supporting clients who have experienced trauma through abuse and who are actively addicted to drugs and/or alcohol.'


The Watershed and Cotswold Riding for the Disabled Charities were given £1000 each.
Riding for the Disabled Associations can see the physical benefits to the individuals who ride with them, and they can also measure the improvements in confidence, social skills and enjoyment!

£1000 was awarded to CHYP

Cirencester Housing for Young People (Chyp) is a small local charity  that provides supported accommodation for vulnerable young people who find themselves homeless through no fault of their own.  

£1000 was awarded to Gloucestershire Nightstop

Nightstop hosts provide a bed, an evening meal and breakfast to young homeless people who have nowhere else to go for the night.

£695 was awarded to Heart of Gloucester FC for a cabinet for their defibrillator. 
'Wow, quite simply thank you!I was absolutely ecstatic to receive the letter and cheque for £695, for our defibrillator cabinet.I am now working with the supplier to obtain and then fit the cabinet asap.'
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